The IIED blog

17 April 2015
As four major strands of global decision-making come together in 2015, IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq explains why they are so important for the world's least developed countries
15 April 2015
Calculating the economic value of a threatened wetland proved a turning point for IIED's Essam Mohammed. He argues the case for putting a value on nature to get your message across
9 April 2015
Crowdfunding provides a potential source of funding to improve access to electricity in countries such as India, but financial regulations are a barrier
7 April 2015
The Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) in Indonesia has been supporting these community forestry initiatives to make sure they are not just a feel-good campaign for the government. A new report entitled Arguing Forests tells the story of the group, covering a decade of work and here we are given an insight into their most recent projects.
31 March 2015
Understanding Africa's informal economy – where people work with/for small-scale Chinese businesses – is critical for assessing China's impact and making policy for the rural poor
31 March 2015
Ahead of the Financing for Development conference, David Satterthwaite highlights the disconnect between commitments made by national governments and finance for (mostly local) institutions ations representing those ill-served or unserved.
27 March 2015
Climate negotiators are discussing how to set a global goal for climate change adaptation. It's important for the negotiators learn from experiences and evidence gained at country level – so they can develop a goal that reflects differing national realities
27 March 2015
A collaborative research project into effective conservation in Uganda showed that building relationships with the authorities can be crucial, resulting in immediate action to tackle a problem, benefiting some of the poorest in the community
26 March 2015
The environmental impacts of China's agricultural production affect not just China, but also the global environment. An IIED and China Agricultural University workshop explored examples and models that could help promote sustainable agricultural practices in China
26 March 2015
Investment treaties can have far-reaching implications for communities, but how can citizens in low- and medium-income countries influence their content? An IIED webinar examined the role of civil society advocacy on investment treaties in Malaysia, the Philippines and beyond

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