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Local level finance

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  • Head and shoulders photos of five people alongside the words 'podcast 19' and "Make Change Happen".

    A spur to action – getting money to the local level for nature and climate: Make Change Happen podcast episode 19

    At COP26, political leaders called for more action to address biodiversity loss and climate change together. In this episode of Make Change Happen, we discuss how this must be financed and the possible mechanisms for spurring actions on the ground

    21 September 2022 | Article | Biodiversity
  • A woman writes on a poster. More women appear blurred in the background.

    Three asks to strengthen locally-led action in new biodiversity finance

    When negotiators and experts met in Nairobi in June 2022 for the latest round of discussions on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF), mobilising finance to implement the strategy was a hot issue. But as Minnie Degawan and Ebony Holland highlight, discussions fell short because they failed to prioritise finance for local action

    13 July 2022 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Enhanced Direct Access to climate finance: "I wish I knew that at the start!"

    This online workshop, as part of London Climate Action Week, heard lessons shared by entities that have managed the Enhanced Direct Access approach to accessing climate finance

    17 June 2022 | Event | Climate change
  • A group of young people, men and women, walk in line holding protest signs (saying things such as "fight for our future") as part of a march

    Stockholm+50: priorities for re-energising global action

    World leaders last week met at the Stockholm+50 conference to reflect on 50 years since the landmark 1972 Stockholm conference that put the environment at the heart of international development. IIED director Andrew Norton reflects on the meeting's outcomes and sets out three priorities for action

    7 June 2022 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Five young men sit on benches on a lawn outside a building. They are listening to two older men seated at a desk.

    IIED at Stockholm+50

    Stockholm+50 celebrated and reflected on 50 years of global environmental action. IIED contributed to these discussions through new research and a series of events

    1 June 2022 | Event | Biodiversity
  • A woman with a basket on her back picks tea leaves from a huge field surrounding her

    Stockholm+50 must build a legacy of support for locally-led action for people, nature and climate

    Global leaders will meet in Sweden at Stockholm+50 next week to reflect on five decades of action since the 1972 Stockholm conference that put the environment at the heart of international development. To coincide with the meeting, IIED has launched a report outlining why locally-led action for people, nature and climate is vital to progress

    27 May 2022 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Woman waters aloe vera plants

    Archive of completed 'Money where it matters' projects

    IIED works to highlight the importance of and strengthen the opportunities for development and climate finance to flow to those who need it most.

    20 April 2021 | Article | Climate change
  • Group of people sitting outside in a semi-circle looking at someone presenting

    Message to the Green Climate Fund board: step up finance access for the most vulnerable

    Earlier this year, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) released new guidelines to help vulnerable countries enhance their direct access to international climate finance. Ahead of the GCF board meeting next week, we set out why the fund needs to go further – and how

    12 March 2021 | Blog | Climate change
  • A slide from the presentation

    IIED launches training webinar to help get climate finance to the local level

    A new online training webinar from IIED sets out the steps local institutions can take to access climate finance, as well as the good practices donors can follow to make sure they can get money to where it matters

    11 January 2021 | News | Climate change
  • Community group siting in a circle and listening to a speaker

    Raising ambition in locally-led action for 2021: calling for business unusual

    Four briefings and a new working paper from our ‘Money where it matters’ series explore the benefits and challenges of getting development and climate finance flowing to the local level

    16 November 2020 | News | Climate change
  • Two people planting rice.

    Reforming climate finance to support locally led adaptation: principles for moving to business unusual

    This online event on November 18 discussed how finance flows must enable actors at the local level to lead the development and design of climate adaptation solutions

    10 November 2020 | Event | Climate change
  • The UN Climate Action Summit

    Real climate ambition means switching to 'business unusual'

    Leadership at the UN Climate Action Summit came from least developed countries and grassroots communities. Clare Shakya argues that supporting their efforts requires a shift away from business-as-usual

    4 October 2019 | Blog | Climate change
  • This illustration shows Earth encircled by digital networks. New digital data storage and sharing platforms are revolutionising financial operations (Image: Chani Goering, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Can blockchain unblock climate finance?

    Funders’ perceptions that there is too much risk in investing at the local level prevents climate finance from making a real difference. Sam Greene discusses whether new technologies can benefit local communities while delivering the confidence donors and investors need to put their money where it matters

    21 May 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Community mapping in Mtandire informal settlement, Malawi. Federations of the urban poor can help residents to identify and communicate their development priorities (Photo: SDI, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Breaking barriers to local climate finance for the triple win

    Ingenious and cost-effective solutions to climate change developed by vulnerable communities are hugely underfinanced. IIED is exploring further what’s blocking climate finance from reaching the local level and developing new insights for getting money to those on the front lines of climate action

    2 May 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Financing forest-related enterprises in ways that reduce both deforestation and poverty is critical to climate action and sustainable development (Photos: K Traumann/CGIAR, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Webinar: Strengthening the effectiveness of private sector engagement in addressing deforestation

    This webinar on 11 April 2018 discussed innovative ways to channel and leverage finance to forest-related enterprises

    3 April 2018 | Event | Forests
  • Arunachal Pradesh, north-east India: many villages traditionally administered local forests for sustainable benefits. (Photo: goldentakin, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Breaking down barriers to tenure-positive climate finance

    IIED is exploring solutions to remove barriers that stop climate finance reaching the people most vulnerable to climate change. The focus is on the value, blocks and solutions to community funds supporting climate action to clarify community rights to resources. The project will strengthen collaboration with these funds and between donors, financial intermediaries, fund aggregators and high- and low-tech innovators

    27 March 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • Water is conserved at a devolved climate finance project site in Zanzibar

    Responding to climate change in Tanzania by strengthening dryland governance and planning

    District governments in Tanzania are improving their capacity for effective adaptive planning by strengthening planning processes and establishing local adaptation funds. With support from a consortium of government and non-government stakeholders, they are testing a devolved climate finance mechanism for building resilience, which could inform policy and action in other drylands

    16 March 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • A man herds goats amid the dust

    Responding to climate change in Kenya by strengthening dryland governance and planning

    The Kenya Adaptation Consortium is demonstrating that local climate adaptation planning, supported by county government-managed devolved funds, informed by community priorities and enhanced by climate information services, renders significant benefits for people in poor and marginalised households in the most drought prone areas

    6 March 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • Ghanaian women working in a micro enterprise shell cocoa, one of the commodities driving deforestation in western Ghana. These enterprises need targeted access to finance to adopt sustainable production systems that can contribute to halting deforestation and improving livelihoods (Photo: Tom Blomley)

    Evaluation and Learning Partnership on Financing Forest-Related Enterprises

    IIED has partnered with LTS International to carry out an Evaluation and Learning Partnership on Financing Forest-Related Enterprises to generate learning from the Forest Investment Program

    23 February 2018 | Project | Economics
  • More than 80 representatives of slum-dwellers federations attended the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur (Photo: United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: the World Urban Forum brought together governments and grassroots – what next?

    This global urban conference was more inclusive than ever – but IIED researchers say talk needs to be followed up by action to unlock positive transformation for people living in informal settlements.

    14 February 2018 | Article | Urban
  • Construction of Hyderabad’s new metro. The first phase, covering 30km and 24 stations, opened in November 2017 (Photo: banjaxx, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Financing sustainable infrastructure: a tale of two cities

    How can cities in poor countries raise funds for major infrastructure projects? Sarah Colenbrander and Denise Chan look at two success stories and suggest how local governments can build their financial skills and credibility with investors

    9 January 2018 | Blog | Economics
  • Community leaders in the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia planning with staff from the Namibia Housing Action Group (Photo: Diana Mitlin/IIED)

    Financial inequalities; defining our age

    A decade on from the global financial crisis, can the world's banks and financial institutions learn about value and values from grassroots savings schemes that help the world's lowest-income people?

    22 August 2017 | Blog | Economics
  • A demonstration of solar PV products by the Energy and Environment Partnership in Tanzania's southern Iringa Region gathers an audience of all ages (Photo: EEP Southern and Eastern Africa, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Bringing solar out of the shadows

    For Tanzania to meet its energy needs - and in a way that is sustainable - huge levels of finance are required to boost its decentralised energy sector. But the latest research shows current funding flows are way off target.

    20 February 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • Diagram showing the traditional channels for delivering aid (Image: IIED)

    Money where it matters: local finance to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement

    IIED is researching the benefits and challenges of devolving development and climate finance to the local level,  and is helping to build local-level capacity to access and manage resources

    25 January 2017 | Article | Climate change
  • Boji Drug Store: financed by the European Union through the Community Development Trust Fund (Photo: John Nyangena)

    Funding local adaptation in Kenya: nationally vs. locally managed funds

    How do nationally and locally managed climate funds compare in creating impact on the ground? Guest blogger John Nyangena weighs up the pros and cons of each approach

    4 December 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • The Forest Investment Program, an example of an investment fund with simplified funding frameworks, has invested $10 million in a $24 million project with the African Development Bank to restore Ghana's rapidly degrading forests (Photo: Greg Neate, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Six steps to local climate finance

    Evidence from community-focused initiatives suggests that climate and development funds can deliver local finance by adopting six key structural changes

    6 November 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • A slum is upgraded in Zambia. Local urban poor organisations are working with local governments to solve problems, but need financial support (Photo: Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), via Google licence)

    Show me the money!

    Ahead of a side event at Habitat III, Anna Walnycki highlights how funding is needed for grassroots upgrading of informal settlements in the face of evictions

    18 October 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • A farmer in Tattaguine, Senegal benefits from an irrigation project. IIED is advocating for the Green Climate Fund to speed up the process of getting finance to local levels, those who need it most (Photo: Ryan Kendrick Smith, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Q&A: a message to the Green Climate Fund board

    As the Green Climate Fund (GCF) board meets this week to review proposals for the next round of funding, Paul Steele discusses how far the fund is reaching its vision to transform the economies of developing countries for a climate resilient, low carbon future – and how the board can speed up the process of getting finance to those who need it most

    10 October 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • Chart showing decentralised energy access – finance needed and contribution of climate finance (Image: Sarah Best/IIED)

    The Green Climate Fund: will the vulnerable be overlooked in a rush to spend?

    As the Green Climate Fund's board meets to decide on a second round of spending it needs to prioritise initiatives that will reach the climate vulnerable, rather than large-scale business as usual investments

    24 June 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Divisional Adaptation Planning Committees (DAPCs) act as community focal points (Photo: Sam Greene/IIED)

    Local climate finance mechanism helping to fund community-prioritised adaptation

    County and local governments in the drylands of Kenya, Mali, Senegal and Tanzania have established local-level climate adaptation funds with technical support from IIED and government and non-government organisations. These funds improve their readiness to access and disburse national and global climate finance, supporting community-prioritised investments to build climate resilience

    26 November 2015 | Project | Climate change
  • Sheep grazing dry season pastures in Mopti, Mali (Photo: Near East Foundation)

    Decentralising Climate Funds in Mali and Senegal

    IIED is part of a community of practice in Mali and Senegal supporting local government to access and disburse climate finance, investing in priorities chosen with communities for adapting to climate change. Including local knowledge and experience in government planning is vital to the success of the investments.

    19 March 2015 | Project | Climate change
  • Participants developing the Ngiagagniao rural community map (Photo: Bara Guèye)

    Making decentralisation work

    Our programme of work on 'Making decentralisation work' responded to a policy change in many countries in the African Sahel which saw the transfer of certain decision-making powers and resources away from central government to elected local government bodies

    31 July 2008 | Project | Drylands and pastoralism
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