This project explores pilot economic research to support climate change adaptation in the water sector of developing countries. It also aims to build the capacity of developing country economists to contribute to action research.
Business models for sustainable development aim to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits – the three pillars of sustainable development – through core business activities.
IIED's work on business models for sustainable development cuts across several areas of research including forestry, food and agriculture, energy and ICTs. Our research to date has identified a number of factors that contribute to the success of business models for sustainable development.
Water was a Dream is a film describing IIED-America Latina's involvement in the improvement of water supply and sanitation services in three low-income urban settlements of Buenos Aires. It illustrates the challenges and strategies, and examines the key issues related to working in collaboration, using information as a driver for change, finance mechanisms, and scaling up.
Over the years, developing countries, have been facing enormous backlogs in the provision of sanitation services, especially in urban poor communities, that have resulted partly from the use of inappropriate service approaches, coupled
Launched to address the declining state of the world's fresh water supply and the lack of access to clean water services, the Global Water Initiative comes at a time when more than one billion people lack access to improved water sources, and more than 2.6 billion people lack adequate sanitation.