The IIED blog

19 March 2015
As the EU reviews timber import policies, a new report finds that incentives to harvest timber legally and sustainably from Ghana, one of Europe's key sources, are failing to deliver
19 March 2015
An innovative partner project in rural Uganda is using dialogue via radio and SMS messages to help farmers solve problems
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

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