ALIGN: Advancing Land-based Investment Governance
August 2020 to March 2025
Working with partner organisations around the world on renegotiating the law to promote fairer, more sustainable economies
January 2014 - ongoing
February 2017 - December 2021
January 2014 - August 2022
Publication, 23 November 2023
Publication, 27 September 2023
Article, 04 March 2019
Around the world, people are experiencing the social and ecological consequences of economic transformations – from large-scale investments in agriculture, energy, mining, manufacturing and infrastructure, to trading arrangements that integrate small-scale producers in global value chains.
Many governments look to international investment and trade as sources of economic growth, jobs and public revenues. But these processes often shake established ways of life, drive deforestation, expropriate land and foster inequalities.
IIED’s law, economies and justice programme works with partner organisations around the world on renegotiating the law to promote fairer, more sustainable economies. This involves, for example, collaborating with partners to:
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Contact: Lorenzo Cotula (email@example.com), principal researcher and head of programme – law, economies and justice.