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  • A 'peace wall' in Mukuru, one of the largest slums in Nairobi, Kenya (Photo: Urban ARK)

    A special approach to slum upgrading: the Special Planning Area in Mukuru, Nairobi

    The idea of a Special Planning Area might not immediately be alluring. But for the residents of Mukuru, one of the largest 'slums' in Nairobi, this mundane phrase hides the potential for a radical transformation in their homes and lives

    18 October 2017 | Blog | Urban
  • Informal settlements lining the railway tracks in Mumbai (Photo: gloogun, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Ward diaries: crucial evidence for planning in Mumbai's slums

    Jockin Arputham, the president of Slum/Shack Dwellers International and founder of the National Slum Dwellers Federation in India, explains how data from slums, gathered by slum dwellers themselves, is helping to provide vital services where they are needed most

    28 November 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • The slogan on a woman T-shirt in Kitwe, Zambia - emblazoned with 'Addressing water and sanitation challenges through city-wide partnerships' - highlights the community-led approach (Photo: Diana Mitlin/IIED)

    Local funds allow informal-settlement residents to shape development

    An event at Habitat III explored how innovative forms of community finance could be used to improve informal settlements and provide much needed adaptation to climate change

    1 November 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • Bimbo Osobe and Samuel Akinrolabu, members of the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation, lead a march of residents of Lagos waterfront communities threatened with eviction, to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's office to demand open dialogue with the government on alternatives to evictions of the urban poor (Photo: Andrew Maki)

    Is this too easy?

    Voices from grassroots communities are being heard at Habitat III, but will this make a difference where it counts? Diana Mitlin writes from Quito

    26 October 2016 | Blog | Water
  • 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
  • Dharavi slum, Mumbai, India (Photo: Akshay Mahajan, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Data that supports local development

    Global goals and targets often rely on national data, but local data are needed to inform action on the ground and to monitor progress on the goals

    22 September 2016 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • Getting water from a tanker in Vijinapura, India. Partnerships between local government and slum/shack dweller organisations can help deliver urban development goals (Photo: cstepin, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Why do we ignore the local processes that deliver global goals in urban areas?

    International agencies must support local processes if we are to achieve ambitious global goals – so benefits reach urban communities on the ground whose needs these goals are set up to meet

    16 August 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • Washing in Kolkata. Urban poor groups must engage with city government and utility companies in order to become drivers for change (Photo: Wolfgang Sterneck, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Can global funds be accountable at the local level?

    Is it possible for global funds to be accountable to local communities – especially those whose needs the funds should address?

    9 August 2016 | Blog | Poverty
  • A new map produced by IIED shows seven types of innovative governance. Click on the image to see the map (Image: IIED)

    Driving change by supporting action at the local level

    A new mapping project highlights the importance of local action in delivering global change

    24 November 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • A new sanitation block being constructed in Kibera settlement, Nairobi, Kenya. Most of Kibera's residents don't have access to electricity or running water (Photo: Sustainable Sanitation, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Finance for whom and for what?

    Ahead of the Financing for Development conference, David Satterthwaite highlights the disconnect between commitments made by national governments and finance for (mostly local) institutions ations representing those ill-served or unserved.

    31 March 2015 | Blog | Economics
  • A Subanen harvest dance during a colourful street dancing competition of Kinabayo Festival. Community action by the Subanen tribe in Midsalip prevents mining companies from encroaching their land (Photo: Mark Navales/Google Licence)

    Citizen power: Sustaining paralegal programmes to put knowledge back into communities' hands

    Paralegal schemes build citizen power by helping communities develop the knowledge and capacity they need to speak up for themselves. A recent IIED webinar explored how such schemes can best be supported to make a long-term difference

    14 October 2014 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Covers of Environment and Urbanization publications

    Environment & Urbanization local organisation profiles

    The journal Environment & Urbanization has published many profiles of local organisations; some are listed below with short summaries

    18 August 2014 | Project | Communication
  • Project partners share their experiences during a global learning network meeting in Uganda. Photo: Bill Vorley

    Unleashing the potential of local organisations in linking conservation and development

    IIED is supporting and raising the profile of local organisations in East Africa to help make the case for investing in and scaling-up community-based approaches to transforming landscapes, economies and rural societies.

    16 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • A woman sells cardboard on the streets of Karachi, Pakistan.

    Rethinking finance for development in city ‘slums’

    The Asian Coalition for Community Action is challenging the traditional model of aid by providing small grants to low-income communities to upgrade the ‘slums’ or informal settlements in which they live.

    12 October 2012 | Blog | Urban
  • Image of Namibian drylands with a stone hill rising in the background.

    3-point action plan for leaders at Rio+20 summit

    The International Institute for Environment and Development urges governments to invest in resilience, strengthen local control over natural resources, and apply realistic values to the environment and human wellbeing in order to steer societies onto a more secure path.

    22 May 2012 | News | Green economy
  • Local Organizations - Partners and links

    The publications featured in these pages have been developed in collaboration with the local organizations they profile.

    1 April 2010 | Article | Urban
  • Gatekeeper series: Local organization Profiles

    This page provides a list of Gatekeeper Series publications from 2008 - 2009 that profile local organizations. Find out more about the Gatekeeper series.

    1 April 2010 | Article | Natural resource management
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