The IIED blog

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
23 February 2015
A workshop in Uganda finds that when it comes to implementing wildlife conservation, different groups have different perspectives on what is "fair" writes guest blogger Hellena Nambogwe.
23 February 2015
Being disciplined about focusing on what people need to know rather than what you want to tell them will lead to a more effective communications and engagement strategy that resonates with audiences.
23 February 2015
The growing number of people living in cities – and changes in rural-urban linkages – are re-shaping our relationship with food. Policymakers need to take note
19 February 2015
As cities in Asia face up to the challenges of a changing climate, municipal authorities are finding partnerships with researchers can help inform practice and policy

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