Policy and planning blogs

28 January 2015
The post-2015 sustainable development agenda promises a better future – but only if some awkward realities are confronted
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
16 January 2015
Why is there so little data on who faces poverty and where they live? David Satterthwaite examines why 'better' data is better than 'more' data
13 January 2015
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, IIED director Camilla Toulmin looks at the promises and challenges for the year ahead
11 December 2014
IIED director Camilla Toulmin reflects on her trip to Lima for the COP20 Development and Climate Days
24 November 2014
Ethiopia, Rwanda and Bangladesh are developing their national low carbon climate resilient strategies. The public policy team within the Climate Change Group at IIED have just finished 18 months of research into these planning processes. The research helped clarify what is motivating countries to become more climate resilient. It also highlighted some ways these processes could be better supported and brought together.
31 October 2014
A major recent government restructure could present obstacles as well as opportunities for Kazakhstan's transition to a green economy
30 October 2014
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is launching an unprecedented appeal in response to the Ebola crisis, but what lessons must we learn if we are to effectively and equitably tackle future shocks of this scale?

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