Camilla Toulmin's blog posts
A focus on four key priorities could help Least Developed Country governments lift their citizens out of poverty by generating inclusive growth.
Future generations will thank those of today's leaders who take a longer-term view of the many challenges we face, says Camilla Toulmin.
For more than 40 years IIED has worked with partners worldwide to resolve tensions between local needs and global pressures, so I was delighted to accept an invitation from WWF-US to talk about these issues.
A second round of elections will now have to be held following a “calm” first vote. Challenges to be overcome include poor voter turnout in the north and heavy rains.
The G8 leaders meet in Northern Ireland on June 17, with the UK in the chair, and trade, tax, and transparency as the text. It’s a revolutionary agenda, if seen through to the end.
In Bamako, Mali last week, I drank tea and caught up on politics and development challenges. After the French military intervention to push back jihadist rebels in the North early in 2013, the transitional government has agreed with donors to hold presidential elections at the end of July. This election and a military return to barracks have been a pre-condition of aid flows re-starting.
Where to begin with shaping a world view? Our new paper on global trends aims to provoke debate as part of the process of developing IIED’s new five-year strategy. Read it and tell us what you think.
In the week that Britain lost its triple A credit rating, a Chatham House hosted meeting on green growth offers clues for governments perplexed as to how and when to get the economy growing again – this time more sustainably.