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Crowdsourcing evidence – such as from these food vendors in Fort Portal, Uganda – is vital to foster citizens agency. But you must engage and listen (Photo: Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures)
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A new IIED partnership is looking to foster "citizens agency" – but are we ready to listen to citizens who challenge what we say?
Participants in a focus group for smallholder farmers and land administrators in Mali (Photo: Emily Polack/IIED)
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Getting community engagement right – making sure it is ‘meaningful’ – is critical to the social licence to operate for oil, gas and mining projects
Women selling fish in Nyakrom, Central Ghana. The food economy is the largest informal sector in West Africa (Photo: aripeskoe2, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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An event on the informal sector and the green economy established six principles for a new policy agenda on inclusive green growth
Women in Dhaka, Bangladesh queue to get access to a raised tube well; local indicators about access to water are essential for the SDGs (Photo: Development Planning Unit, UCL, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
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As discussions on the SDG indicators are under way in New York, David Satterthwaite asks where are the indicators that report on local needs and support local action in urban areas
Women including mining engineer Judith Akorfa Buaba (centre) employed at the Dakete mine, in Ghana (Photo: Gabriela Flores Zavala)
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An IIED dialogue with small-scale mining communities discovered women see mining as a source of hope – but that their dreams are seldom realised
Women such as this farmer in a village in Guinea, pictured cultivating a crucial 'revenue stream', often lose out when communities are resettled due to large dams (Photo: Mike Goldwater)
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On International Women's Day, we look at how relocating to make way for big dams in West Africa has particular impacts on women
A woman explains the importance of guarding against future encroachments on her community's common land in Northern Uganda (Photo: LEMU)
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Rural communities across Africa face a variety of threats to their claims to customary and indigenous land and natural resources. Advocates working to support these communities must draw on a range of experience and expertise. The NGOs Namati and Natural Justice brought together experts to consider the issues and published the results in a new book of 18 case studies
Who will replace the much respected executive secretary of the UNFCCC, Christiana Figueres (Photo: UNFCCC, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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As Christiana Figueres stands down as executive secretary to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, IIED director Andrew Norton argues the time is right for an LDC representative to take the reins
The Bairro Proletário do Dique in Rio de Janeiro was settled in the 1960s. The local infrastructure remains poor (Photo: Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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Efforts to better accommodate rural migrants moving to cities could play an important part in resolving conflicts in the 2030 Agenda and ensuring no-one is left behind
Building an embankment in the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh has been forced to learn how to cope with the realities of climate change (Photo: Espen Rasmussen/PANOS)
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"Leave no-one behind" has become a key phrase in interpreting the Sustainable Development Goals, but we should think carefully about what it implies

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