Policy and planning blogs

25 March 2014
In late February, discussions over the post-2015 development agenda reached a milestone. The co-Chairs of the Open Working Group (OWG), the body tasked with preparing a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposal for consideration by the UN General Assembly in September 2014, issued a "Focus Areas Document".
13 March 2014
IIED publishes an outline of 'our thinking' on research ethics, an output of our most recent strategy's 'research quality' objective
11 March 2014
A new framework for assessing the social impacts of protected areas will be key to ensuring conservation is effective, and contributes to human well-being and poverty reduction
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.
3 December 2013
The UN report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals seems so at odds with realities on the ground, says David Satterthwaite.
18 July 2013
While many Nepali subsistence farmers happily combine forestry and agriculture on their land, there is little integration between the two sectors in the country’s policy and administration.
15 July 2013
African governments have played a key role in allocating land to investors. Recent developments hold out promise for more carefully thought out approaches by them in the future.
5 June 2013
The UN Secretary General's High-Level Panel has published their set of recommendations for international development. What is the verdict? How do they ‘score’?
6 March 2013
Rwanda hopes climate change will provide an opportunity to secure additional climate finance. Will its new finance mechanism succeed?
22 January 2013
Instead of talking about climate change mitigation or adaptation, low carbon resilience has become the new buzzword in climate policy.

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