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Local communities

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  • Surveying residents in the settlement of Tank Mohalla, Bangalore, India (Photo: CSTEPIN, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Local democracy as a substitute for data (and rather a good substitute too)

    Why is there so little data on who faces poverty and where they live? David Satterthwaite examines why 'better' data is better than 'more' data

    16 January 2015 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • Farmers and officers responsible for land administration discuss land issues facing smallholder farmers in Mali (Photo: Emily Polack/IIED)

    Securing land rights in West Africa

    Land is an essential safety net for the rural poor during times of economic instability and helps define cultures and identities

    9 October 2014 | Project | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Pilot projects including the Bolsa Floresta forest stipend scheme in Amazonas, Brazil, help to combat deforestation in Brazil (Google re-use licensed)

    How to assess what people want from REDD+

    Focus groups, choice experiments and votes in villages reveal big difference in how communities wish to be rewarded for avoiding deforestation

    31 March 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Green economy – learning from the Caribbean

    Since the recent global financial crises, the phrase ‘green economy’ has appeared liberally in newspaper headlines, and politicians’ and CEOs’ promises. They usually mean ‘low-carbon economy’, the idea of shifting energy and infrastructure towards clean, high-tech systems. Green economy is seen as an answer to financial problems – G20 stimulus packages included ‘green’ components, hoping to improve national competitiveness and create new jobs through green technology, and wean economies off insecure and expensive fossil fuels. And it is seen as a practical way to supplement climate change conventions – you don’t need an international agreement to change economic practices that cause climate change. All very good news for Danish wind farm installers, Japanese hybrid car manufacturers, and Chinese solar panel factories. But what does the green economy mean for the developing world?

    4 March 2011 | Blog | Green economy
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