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We have 13 items tagged with ‘Livelihoods’.
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    IIED's pro-poor gorilla tourism project shortlisted for major award

    An initiative promoting local economic development near Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has been shortlisted for the World Responsible Tourism Awards

    29 October 2018 | News | Biodiversity
  • Elephants roam the plain in Kenya

    Livelihoods Insurance from Elephants (LIFE) in Kenya and Sri Lanka

    IIED is working to facilitate private markets to insure small-scale women and men farmers for damage caused by human-wildlife conflict, primarily from elephants. This will provide support for insurance in two countries, Kenya and Sri Lanka

    26 October 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • A mountain gorilla in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (Photo: Francesco Veronesi, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Local economic development through gorilla tourism

    Gorilla-tracking tourist activities in Uganda's Bwindi national park generate critical revenue for conservation, but local benefits from tourism are limited and the illegal use of the park's resources continues. This project will develop and test new community-based tourism products and services that improve local skills and job opportunities, and the long-term prospects for the park

    25 May 2016 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Captain Benjamin Kalimutima Lulimba finds the skull of an elephant recently killed by poachers who ripped out its tusks. Province Orientale, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Photo: Matchbox Media Collective)

    How best to deal with wildlife crime while protecting the poor?

    A new project will explore the different reasons people commit wildlife crimes and suggest ways governments can respond without harming the poorest communities

    1 August 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • The Kob population in Uganda is being depleted by poaching, pictured in Queen Elizabeth National Park (Photo: Roger Day Photography)

    Building capacity for pro-poor responses to wildlife crime in Uganda

    A project to build capacity for pro-poor responses in Uganda through learning more about the interactions between wildlife crime and poverty

    22 July 2014 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Reforestation program in Guatemala (Photo: Enrique Varahona)

    Forest and Farm Facility

    The Forest and Farm Facility's vision is that smallholders, communities, and indigenous peoples and women's organisations have improved livelihoods and decision-making over forest and farm landscapes

    29 May 2014 | Project | Forests
  • Left: Women and schoolgirls discuss the benefits of harvesting rainwater (Credit: ISET). Right: A girl collects water from the rainwater storage tank (Credit: Fawad Khan)

    Climate adaptation and good development: two sides of the same coin

    Assessing how development interventions can help people cope with climate variability will help us prepare better measures for the effects of future climate change, say Simon Anderson and Fawad Khan

    18 March 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Closing sacks of sorted plastic for recycling at the Banvari Compound at Dharavi.Credit Meena Kadri. Creative Commons. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en_GB

    Work and shelter – two struggles, one reality

    Urban development programmes have tended to treat livelihoods and shelter as separate problems to solve, when in fact they are closely linked. Grassroots organisations are increasingly seeking ways to tackle these challenges together.

    9 December 2013 | Blog | Poverty
  • Drying medicinal plants, the knowledge of which is passed down through generations. In South Asia alone, there are more than 8,000 plant species with known medicinal value.Photo: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit

    Sustaining local food systems and agricultural biodiversity

    How and under what conditions can decentralised governance, capacity building and participation by farmers promote food systems that adapt to changing conditions and climates and maintain agricultural biodiversity?

    15 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • A trainee guide in Kenya's Naboisho Conservancy has an encounter with a herd of elephants (Photo: Stuart Price/Make it Kenya, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Introduction to conservation, communities and equity

    Conservation is critical to protecting nature and biodiversity. But many conservation interventions have negative impacts on local people. IIED and partners are helping to build capacity to understand and implement equitable conservation activities and to enhance community voice in national and international conservation policymaking

    5 August 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
  • The informal economy: route into or out of poverty?

    Could the informal economy be the route to deliver the big sustainable development ideals such as the Green Economy, Millennium Development Goals and poverty reduction strategies, given that its share is rapidly increasing and that the poor mostly operate here?

    10 August 2011 | Article | Economics
  • Poor Economics and ‘Just Giving Money to the Poor’

    Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo's book, Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, is making waves in development circles. Beyond the strong focus on randomised control trials, the book distinguishes itself by wading into issues on which the development community has often ignored or made uninformed guesses. These include the rationale behind the decisions made by the poor, whether they make the "best" decisions available, and how policymakers should respond.

    18 May 2011 | Blog | Economics
  • Climate refugees of the future

    Bangladesh is calling for the rights of environmental refugees to be recognised as the country battles rising sea levels and chronic poverty

    30 April 2009 | Blog | Climate change
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