The IIED blog

14 July 2014
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
11 July 2014
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
10 July 2014
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
9 July 2014
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.
30 June 2014
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?
24 June 2014
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.
20 June 2014
​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
18 June 2014
Yet another global study has understated the scale and depth of urban poverty, by failing to appreciate the differences between rural and urban contexts
17 June 2014
Understanding and collaboration on the drylands teaches us much about adapting to climate change
13 June 2014
Around a quarter of Namibians live in informal urban neighbourhoods; they live without secure tenure and without adequate access to services. So how has the country gained its reputation for progressive state action on housing?

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