The IIED blog

18 March 2015
There is growing concern that rural migrants transfer poverty to urban areas, but excluding them is not the solution. Ensuring full citizenship rights to all groups and proactive planning for urban growth are more effective ways to reduce disadvantage and poverty
11 March 2015
Community involvement in improving housing for low income families in Asian cities is changing approaches to funding – and delivering impressive results as well
11 March 2015
How do we effectively measure and enhance adaptation? Saleemul Huq looks at possible answers which will be discussed at the 9th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA9)
9 March 2015
Supporting government engagement with communities in Tanzania has identified three key ways in which the government can improve climate resilient planning
6 March 2015
IIED is keen to open up dialogue across the mining sector, including the voices of the marginalised. Here, Liz Carlile explores the importance of having a voice
5 March 2015
IIED's outgoing director Camilla Toulmin looks back on how the organisation has grown and evolved over the last 12 years
4 March 2015
Drawing on a recently published paper in 'World Development', Gordon McGranahan considers why, given we seem to have the know-how, there are still so many people in cities without decent sanitation
4 March 2015
Conscious that speaking at a training event for Mozambican Simple License loggers required some theatrical flourish to hold attention in the sub-tropical heat, Duncan Macqueen took to the stage
26 February 2015
Exploration firms and junior mining companies are often the first point of contact with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), and as such, they have an important voice and role to play
24 February 2015
Community-led solutions to the challenges of climate change are creating more resilient city infrastructure, researchers have found

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