Governance blogs

16 February 2015
Progress in Geneva has meant a good start to the climate negotiations on the road to Paris, with elements in the text offering the possibility of a fair deal for developing countries
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
13 January 2015
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, IIED director Camilla Toulmin looks at the promises and challenges for the year ahead
15 December 2014
After climate negotiations drew to a close in Lima, Jonathan Reeves reflects on the UN Secretary General's synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda and asks whether the "road to dignity" will take us to the right destination.
11 March 2014
While many policymakers in the world's richest nations continue to deny the urgency of action on climate change, governments in the 48 least developed countries are pushing ahead with plans to adapt – or at least trying to
10 March 2014
A focus on four key priorities could help Least Developed Country governments lift their citizens out of poverty by generating inclusive growth
4 February 2014
Rosebell Kagumire says consultations on the future of global development framework should involve journalists or they will fail to reach the masses.
23 December 2013
Future generations will thank those of today's leaders who take a longer-term view of the many challenges we face, says Camilla Toulmin.
10 December 2013
The post-2015 development agenda will most profoundly affect the least developed countries (LDCs), so it's essential that people in these countries have a greater say in what the goals look like.
6 August 2013
A second round of elections will now have to be held following a “calm” first vote. Challenges to be overcome include poor voter turnout in the north and heavy rains.

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