All projects and articles

A street vendor sells produce in Surabaya, Indonesia (Photo: Schristia, Creative Commons, via Flickr)
Article
IIED's Shaping Sustainable Markets initiative has published seven briefing papers that showcase innovations – and challenges – in developing inclusive policy approaches for the informal economy
A view of Karachi from the film Karachi Rising (Image: Arif Hasan)
Project
IIED has collaborated with partners to look at urbanisation in Karachi
Makeshift camps for internally displaced people sprang up in Kathmandu after the severe earthquake in Nepal in April 2015. Relief workers are struggling to help displaced people find durable shelter as the country braces for the monsoon season (Photo: SIM Central and South East Asia, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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Urban areas are increasingly the sites of humanitarian crises, from natural disasters to conflict and displacement. Through a programme of research, documenting and learning from experience and development of tools and approaches, IIED is working to build the knowledge and capacity to respond of humanitarian actors working in urban areas, and of urban actors facing humanitarian crises
A 'living room on the street' in Paposh Nagar, Karachi (Photo: Fareena Chanda)
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IIED has been working with local partners to seek out alternative routes to density, that don't force people to choose between being displaced to distant peripheries or being crowded into unhealthy "slums" or apartment blocks
The Retiro district of Buenos Aires features affluent shopping and business areas close to a large shanty town where many homes don't have running water (Photo: Mark Edwards/IIED)
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Growing urban affluence tends to have profound environmental consequences, but the net impact depends heavily on how the transition is managed. IIED is working to identify the best means of making urbanisation more environmentally beneficial and less destructive
Mangroves (Blue Carbon) in the Lamu area, on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya (Photo: Peter Prokosch)
Project
Ecosystem management and restoration can be a very important part of climate change adaptation, and communities can play a central role in the process, but the evidence base needs strengthening
Men sit in a wooden boat in Sumatra.
Article
How and what incentives work to conserve biodiversity and ensure positive sustainable development outcomes?
A USAID programme training workers to install solar panels at health clinics in Rwanda. Rwanda is an early adopter of low-carbon climate resilient development (Photo: Walt Ratterman, Sunepi, Creative Commons via Flickr)
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IIED is undertaking a three-year research programme to understand the policy linkages between the two themes of climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. This research focuses on countries that are investing in what has been termed 'low-carbon climate resilient development' (LCRD) – policies and strategies that address the challenges posed by climate change in an integrated response.
About the architecture of aid
Article
How can decentralised finance drive sustainable development? A new interactive story produced by IIED's Human Settlements Group highlights successful examples from the global South
In urban and rural communities across the world, low income families lack the shelter and services they need to live with dignity, security, health and prosperity (Photo: IIED)
Article
The interactive presentation on architecture of aid describes two powerful examples of international funds that have supported community-based organisations at scale – the Urban Poor Fund International and the Asian Coalition for Community Action. Here are the sources used
Aurelio Fuastino lives near a primary forest in Mozambique. He sees the forest as an important source of many products including medicinal plants. He and other villages have no control over loggers who have been given licenses in the forest (Photo: Mike Goldwater/IIED)
Article
A "Critical Theme" seminar on Tuesday, 7 July looked at the benefits and challenges of locally controlled enterprises for forest peoples
The Millennium Development Goals. Image: US Mission Geneva
Article
The Sustainable Development Goals were decided in 2015 and a new agenda has been set in motion. What is IIED's vision on the goals, how have we worked to shape them, and how will they be delivered?
Hilsa catch at Chandpur landing centre, Bangladesh (Photo: Essam Yassin Mohammed/IIED)
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This project aims to estimate the economic value of hilsa fishery to Bangladesh's economy and to rigorously assess the impact of the economic incentive for managing fishery
A collection of resources and images relating to the artisanal and small-scale mining sector compiled by IIED (Photos/images: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures and IIED)
Article
Throughout Thursday, June 25, IIED created an online space for dialogue and sharing knowledge and information about the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector
Employees work deep within a tunnel at the Nsangano Gold Mine, Mawemeru village in Geita District, Tanzania in March 2015 (Photo: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)
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With support from the Ford Foundation, IIED is undertaking a robust research and engagement programme, including the convening of a 'visioning workshop' on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), to lay the foundations for a multi-stakeholder dialogue series on ASM
Ladeh Panjang Wetlands. Photo: Luke Mackin
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There is an explicit assumption that reducing the rate of biodiversity loss can help in efforts to tackle global poverty. But the evidence for this assumption is surprisingly weak. This project aims to review the existing evidence base, identify knowledge gaps and make evidence more widely available.
Fortunatus Waziri, a driller, works deep within a tunnel at the Nsangano Gold Mine, Mawemeru village in Geita District, Tanzania (Photo: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)
Article
IIED will host a day dedicated to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on Thursday, 25 June, using online networks to connect mining communites across the globe
An illustration mapping the interdependent relationships within the ASM sector (Image: Scriberia)
Article
A new image explores the world of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), drawing on interviews with different stakeholders, IIED's own experience of the sector, and our research

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