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Rains in Dlonguebougou begin with huge duststorm, big wind, howling, dust then darkness. Then heavy rain (Photo: Camilla Toulmin/IIED)

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Over the past three decades IIED director Camilla Toulmin has visited Dlonguebougou, a village in drought-prone central Mali, every two to three years. She charts the changes she has seen
Meceburi Forest, near Nampula, Mozambique (Photo: Mike Goldwater)

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Does the zero draft of the Sustainable Development Goals take enough note of the crucial interdependencies between goal areas?
Participants at the CGIAR Climate Social Learning evidence gathering workshop, including IIED director of communications Liz Carlile (standing) (Photo: CCAFS)

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A workshop organised by IIED helped put the final touches on a forthcoming monitoring and evaluation framework, summarising key factors that influence social learning processes
A drought in East Africa: the Green Climate Fund will help developing countries mitigate and adapt against climate change (Photo: Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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The Green Climate Fund is ready to get going but there is still some work to do, and there are still no firm pledges from developed countries in spite of recent progress
EU and US flags

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Despite negotiations with the US proposing a more balanced text, the EU has yet to make a compelling case over the investment chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Street scene, Karachi, Pakistan. Photo by Fareena Chanda

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The latest draft of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets contains a stunning list of commitments, but fails to address how we will achieve them.
Paposh Nagar, Karachi. 'Living room' on the street -  © Fareena Chanda 2010

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Poor residents in South Asian cities live together in high numbers that easily surpass the limits set in planning regulations. What can be done to create more housing for the poor?
New construction sites for housing have been prepared by the government on the hillside above Nhon Hai, but the compensation isn't enough to let people move (Photo: David Dodman/IIED)

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How can urban development that reduces risk and boosts low-income residents' standard of living be supported? And how can community-led processes reduce poverty and build resilience? IIED staff and partners from Vietnam grappled with such questions last week in a workshop in Quy Nhon.
Urban-rural linkages have been 'beefed up' in the latest draft of the UN's Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals

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​The OWG's 'zero draft' on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a marked improvement on previous versions, but we still have a long journey ahead
The Multidimensional Poverty Index only has one indicator to assess housing quality – whether floors are made of dirt, sand or dung. So these houses in Manila would not be classified as sub-standard (Photo: Mark Edwards/IIED)

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Yet another global study has understated the scale and depth of urban poverty, by failing to appreciate the differences between rural and urban contexts

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