The IIED blog

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?
12 June 2014
Research in several countries shows how governments and development agencies undercount the scale and depth of urban poverty
8 June 2014
When Essam Yassin Mohammed asked a former fisherman in Bangladesh how to protect a fish that feeds millions of people, he learnt about four overlooked factors that intensify threats to the species
4 June 2014
The Gambia's Special Climate Envoy identifies four themes for action on climate change in the UN negotiations and beyond
3 June 2014
President Obama's declaration on limiting emissions of carbon dioxide by a third from coal-fired power plants in the US marks the tipping point in US engagement in tackling climate change
28 May 2014
Why transparency initiatives need to be more inclusive and relevant to local needs for communities most affected by oil, gas or mining projects

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