The impact of COVID-19 on sustainable development

IIED and partners look at some of the emerging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the people and places where we work. How communities may be affected and how they are responding.

We discuss the steps needed for an immediate reaction and then for the longer-term recovery by economies and societies – a recovery that benefits everyone and is sustainable, without having negative effects on the environment. We consider how the lessons learnt on the way will relate to tackling climate change, conserving natural resources, ensuring safe urban environments and building sustainable livelihoods.

Our researchers are also providing analysis, comment and specialist expertise in the media.

Beyond COVID-19: grassroots visions of change

A series setting out key lessons from the coronavirus pandemic, drawing on our partners’ insights and providing a platform for voices from the global South More in this collection

Coronavirus and sustainable development