Camilla Toulmin's blog posts

Camilla Toulmin is an economist with particular expertise on dryland Africa. Her work has combined field research, policy analysis and advocacy. Her interests include building alliances with those on the frontline of sustainable development and land rights in Africa. Her current work focuses on climate change, property rights, global governance and natural resources.

11 Apr 2017  |  Drylands and pastoralism, Food and agriculture
Returning to the village in Mali she first studied 35 years ago, senior fellow Camilla Toulmin finds three changes remarkable
09 Nov 2016  |  Drylands and pastoralism, Land acquisitions and rights
As part of research recording 35 years of change in one village in Mali, IIED senior fellow Camilla Toulmin highlights five key observations from a recent field visit
21 Jun 2016  |  Drylands and pastoralism, Natural resource management
Mali's peace process aims to build a stable, secure future for the country. It has been slow-moving and many people fear it will fall apart unless it picks up political momentum. In...
24 Nov 2015  |  Climate change, Governance
A new mapping project highlights the importance of local action in delivering global change
22 Jun 2015  |  Drylands and pastoralism, Governance
Outgoing director Camilla Toulmin looks back at her early work on drylands and the three achievements while leading IIED that have made her most proud
18 Jun 2015  |  Climate change
The papal encyclical expected this week is a welcome call to action in the fight to protect the poorest in our societies from the impacts of climate change
15 Jun 2015  |  Climate change
Much is at stake in 2015 – IIED's director Camilla Toulmin looks at how far we have come, the obstacles that remain, and what we need to do if we are to bring about change
07 Jun 2015  |  Climate change, Policy and planning
A constant feature of David Cameron's premiership has been as champion of international development, including unwavering support for Britain's overseas aid contribution
05 Mar 2015  |  Communication
IIED's outgoing director Camilla Toulmin looks back on how the organisation has grown and evolved over the last 12 years
22 Jan 2015  |  Economics, Governance, Policy and planning
As the rich and powerful gather in Davos, IIED director Camilla Toulmin urges a change in attitudes to taxation to tackle growing inequality