The IIED blog
4 August 2014
A social learning event held in June featured case studies from across the world. Participants agreed to further strengthen and more thoroughly evaluate the social learning aspects of their work
1 August 2014
A new project will explore the different reasons people commit wildlife crimes and suggest ways governments can respond without harming the poorest communities
31 July 2014
What will it take to deliver modern energy services to the poor – particularly those in rural Africa who need decentralised energy? What are the barriers to transformative change and what opportunities should be seized today?
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.
23 July 2014
Conservation Trust Funds provide sustainable financing for long-term conservation. Guest blogger Ann Marie Steffa Avila looks at the work of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC) in supporting grass roots projects. She explains how the funds operate and looks at a project to fund six ecotourism organisations
18 July 2014
Over the past three decades IIED director Camilla Toulmin has visited Dlonguebougou, a village in drought-prone central Mali, every two to three years. She charts the changes she has seen
16 July 2014
Does the zero draft of the Sustainable Development Goals take enough note of the crucial interdependencies between goal areas?
14 July 2014
A workshop organised by IIED helped put the final touches on a forthcoming monitoring and evaluation framework, summarising key factors that influence social learning processes
11 July 2014
The Green Climate Fund is ready to get going but there is still some work to do, and there are still no firm pledges from developed countries in spite of recent progress
10 July 2014
Despite negotiations with the US proposing a more balanced text, the EU has yet to make a compelling case over the investment chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership