25 July 2014
How can Least Developed Countries (LDCs) progress so they are no longer held back by extreme poverty? A conference next week in Cotonou, Benin, will address this issue, bringing together ministers and experts from LDCs, along with UN representatives and development experts.
24 June 2014
How can urban development that reduces risk and boosts low-income residents' standard of living be supported? And how can community-led processes reduce poverty and build resilience? IIED staff and partners from Vietnam grappled with such questions last week in a workshop in Quy Nhon.
18 June 2014
Yet another global study has understated the scale and depth of urban poverty, by failing to appreciate the differences between rural and urban contexts
13 June 2014
Around a quarter of Namibians live in informal urban neighbourhoods; they live without secure tenure and without adequate access to services. So how has the country gained its reputation for progressive state action on housing?
12 June 2014
Research in several countries shows how governments and development agencies undercount the scale and depth of urban poverty
23 April 2014
Karachi is building upwards to house its expanding population, but unregulated building leaves poor families at risk. An IIED film outlines solutions that could benefit the city, says Suzanne Fisher
16 April 2014
Around a billion people live in informal urban settlements that lack essential services and security, so the concerns of these people should be high on the agenda when agreeing a new set of sustainable development goals
9 April 2014
Not so long ago in Zimbabwe, government officials and communities would have blamed each other for the poor state of high density, low-income neighbourhoods. But thanks to years of dialogue the two sides have come together.
8 April 2014
There's a surprising name on the list of winners of this year's US$1.25 million Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
31 March 2014
There is an explicit assumption in international policy statements that conserving biodiversity can help in efforts to tackle global poverty