The IIED blog
12 December 2014
In many African countries women lose out from patriarchal legal and cultural traditions. How can these practices be changed to benefit everyone?
11 December 2014
IIED director Camilla Toulmin reflects on her trip to Lima for the COP20 Development and Climate Days
9 December 2014
The economics and distribution of development benefits of large dams continue to be a source of controversy. Every dam is different, and efforts to generalise from a few (often well known, but sometimes exceptional) examples continue to cause challenges in reaching common ground on the past development contribution of the 50,000 dams worldwide today and the need for more
6 December 2014
The winner of a competition to write a blog on how dealing with the impacts of climate change affects everyday life highlights how rainfall hampers the celebration of Mexican festivals
5 December 2014
Making the links between green supplies chains, zero deforestation and the private sector at COP20 in Lima
5 December 2014
Last month's once-a-decade World Parks Congress didn't talk enough about 'equity' when managing protected areas — but at least it's on the agenda
1 December 2014
As part of a regular series following the announcement of her planned departure, IIED director Camilla Toulmin reflects on a decade of leading the institute
28 November 2014
On Monday 1 December, the UN Climate Change Conference 2014 kicks off in Lima. Peruvian IIED board member Francisco Sagasti discusses his hopes for a successful conference
27 November 2014
Payments to encourage the conservation of important natural resources are being used to protect forests, but can they also play a role in restoring depleted fisheries?
25 November 2014
In Bolivia, the state is providing support to encourage community organisations to trial innovative new business models that challenge free market norms. Could such new ways of doing business also deliver greater benefits for the planet?