Economics blogs

12 May 2015
A visit to Rwanda with the WAVES programme brings up the question of whether you should communicate when it seems you have nothing substantial to say
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
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.
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.
16 February 2015
The main impacts of climate change are being felt by poor families, which means that poor women and men must be at the centre of the climate change finance debate
22 January 2015
As the rich and powerful gather in Davos, IIED director Camilla Toulmin urges a change in attitudes to taxation to tackle growing inequality
21 January 2015
As leaders from politics, business and civil society gather in the Swiss ski resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum, IIED's chief economist argues that "hope" is the most scarce resource
30 September 2014
Donors, governments and businesses need to collaborate more strategically to finance pro-poor energy access. This is a key message from a new IIED discussion paper Sharing the Load
16 September 2014
Our new interactive visualisation demonstrates the dynamics of urbanisation and economic growth in different countries. The visualisation shows that countries have very different dynamics from each other, which has implications for their economic, social and even environmental prospects.

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