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  • The Earth is reflected in a drop of water on a leaf (Photo: Juan Horna, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Changing landscapes: key issues for action on sustainable development in 2018

    As we face up to the challenges of the coming year, how does the global landscape for sustainable development look? IIED director Andrew Norton offers his thoughts on the key debates and changes we may see during 2018, and what they might mean for IIED's work

    5 January 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Lebanon is hosting one million Syrian refugees, and around half of them are children. Most families live in makeshift shelters; some rent half-built apartments, sharing with two or three families (Photo: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development, Creative Commons via Wikipedia)

    Coping with forced displacement: lessons from cities

    People forced to leave their homes are often displaced for many years, and most end up in urban areas. So how can host cities become more resilient while managing such crises? A meeting last week shared learning from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, reports Diane Archer

    11 May 2017 | Blog | Urban
  • Three generations of Syrian refugees queuing at a registration point on the Syria/Lebanon border. The United Nations says 4.8 million people have fled the conflict in Syria (Photo: UNHCR/ M. Hofer, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Critical theme: Conflict, climate and migration in Syria – did the media get it right?

    Our October Critical Theme seminar was about how the media have been reporting on the connections between migration, climate change and the conflict in Syria. Keynote speaker Alex Randall, the programme manager at the Climate and Migration Coalition, an alliance of refugee, human rights, and migration rights organisations, argued that the story presented about the connection between climate change and the Syrian conflict has not always been accurate

    21 September 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • A family at the border crossing between Serbia and Croatia. Some 650,000 migrants and refugees travelled through Croatia between September 2015 and January 2016 (Photo: Meabh Smith/Trócaire, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Responding to transit refugees in Croatia

    How do local authorities and humanitarian agencies collaborate when refugees are in transit? An IIED-supported research project is looking at the transit refugee response in Croatia

    19 August 2016 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • An image of an open sewer in the Kibera informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, Refugees in such informal settlements face even more challenges than existing habitatants to access to services, such as language barriers (Photo: Eoghan Rice/Trócaire)

    Revealing the hidden refugees in African cities

    A growing number of refugees and displaced people are living in cities in East Africa and the Horn of Africa – but governments are slow to recognise and meet their needs

    6 May 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • Brazil's favelas are a legacy of a more passive resistance reflecting an unwillingness to plan for anticipated population growth (Photo: Chris Jones, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Exploring inclusive urbanisation and other migration crises

    In the run-up to World Cities Day, with its theme of 'living together', an IIED, IDS and UNFPA workshop will examine why the migration that helps to create cities is so often resisted, and how a more inclusive urbanisation can be achieved. Gordon McGranahan raises six key questions

    28 October 2015 | Blog | Urban
  • A rubber boat carrying around 50 refugees arrives from Bodrum, Turkey to the Greek island of Kos (Photo: Christopher Jahn/IFRC, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    In this war of words, no one is the victor

    The Syrian crisis has been described as the worst humanitarian emergency since the Second World War. It is time to put aside the semantics of migrants versus refugees, and face up to the human suffering as a global community

    4 September 2015 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • Jakarta: migrants from rural villages sleeping in an area that they rent for Rp 1.000,- (10 cents Euro) per night per person. There can be more than 50 people living and sleeping in this area at one time (Photo: Henry Ismail, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Stopping rural people going to cities only makes poverty less visible, and stripping migrants of rights makes it worse

    There is growing concern that rural migrants transfer poverty to urban areas, but excluding them is not the solution. Ensuring full citizenship rights to all groups and proactive planning for urban growth are more effective ways to reduce disadvantage and poverty

    18 March 2015 | Blog | Poverty
  • Ejura Market in Ghana is an important centre for farmers selling their yam crops (Photo: IITA)

    Rural urban linkages

    Rather than looking separately at urban and rural areas and what matters to each of them, it is vital to look at the linkages between them: it is from here that lasting change will come

    29 August 2014 | Project | Poverty
  • Agricultural development: business as usual is not an option

    Following the 2008 global food price hikes and riots, national governments and transnational corporations are increasingly interested in investing in large-scale African agricultural projects. While these land acquisitions gather pace, 925 million people remain undernourished worldwide, with 239 million living in sub-Saharan Africa. In this new context, the question is not only how sustainable large-scale industrial agriculture is, but also what model of food production and farming is most effective in addressing the question of hunger – and for whom.

    5 April 2012 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Old woman in profile in front of thatched hut and mud house. Niger.

    Making Gender and Generation Matter

    The gender and generation programme of work brings together the work of IIED and its partners to analyse and integrate gender and generation issues in all its activites, and to engage and contribute to the emerging debates.

    26 April 2011 | Project | Gender
  • How ‘just giving money to the poor’ helps them adapt to climate change

    Programmes which transfer money directly to the poor help them adapt to climate change. That´s what I´m suggesting in a new briefing paper to be presented at the upcoming conference on ‘Social Protection for Social Justice’, will be held at the Centre for Social Protection in Brighton between the 13th and 15th of April. 

    4 April 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Climate change: governments should support migration, not fear it

    Governments risk adopting policies that increase people’s vulnerability to climate change because of a general prejudice against migration, according to research published today by the International Institute for Environment and Development.

    2 February 2011 | News | Climate change
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