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Poverty reduction

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  • A map shows new walking trails at the edge of the park that have been developed to encourage tourists to explore more of Bwindi and spend money on local products (Photo: Peter Nizette)

    If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise…

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a magnet for tourists wanting to see gorillas in the wild, but surrounding communities don't get much revenue from the tourist trade. Dilys Roe describes a project that is helping local people who live close to the edge of the forest to develop products and activities that will attract visitors – and much-needed income

    27 October 2017 | Blog | Forests
  • Ladeh Panjang Wetlands. Photo: Luke Mackin

    Building evidence on how biodiversity affects poverty

    There is an explicit assumption that reducing the rate of biodiversity loss can help in efforts to tackle global poverty. But the evidence for this assumption is surprisingly weak. This project aims to review the existing evidence base, identify knowledge gaps and make evidence more widely available.

    22 June 2015 | Project | Biodiversity
  • The world's top bankers discussed international financial systems at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Photo: Steinegger, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    It's time for the Davos super-rich to pay their fair share

    As the rich and powerful gather in Davos, IIED director Camilla Toulmin urges a change in attitudes to taxation to tackle growing inequality

    22 January 2015 | Blog | Economics
  • A focus group ranks in order motivations for unauthorised resource use as part of the R2P research, at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Photo: Mariel Harrison)

    Fairness can address the resentment that drives hunting in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Poverty is not the only reason people illegally hunt wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, according to the Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (U-PCLG), whose new research shows that resentment toward conservation projects is just as big a factor

    17 September 2014 | News | Biodiversity
  • Solar phone charging on a Ugandan island shows even isolated areas in Africa are getting connected by mobile phones and creating demand for energy (Photo:

    Transforming energy access: a conversation with Kandeh Yumkella

    What will it take to deliver modern energy services to the poor – particularly those in rural Africa who need decentralised energy? What are the barriers to transformative change and what opportunities should be seized today?

    31 July 2014 | Blog | Energy
  • Schemes such as this provision of a solar panel, provided by Grameen Shaktri, to rural Bangladesh homes are tackling the drivers of poverty and inequality while also greening the economy (Photo: Marufish)

    Ten ways to secure social justice in the green economy

    IIED and CAFOD have published guidelines that policymakers can follow to improve the social outcomes of green economy strategies

    25 April 2014 | News | Green economy
  • A giraffe takes stock at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where Social Assessment of Protective Area fieldwork starts next week (Photo:  via Creative Commons

    Time for a new look at social impacts of protected areas

    A new framework for assessing the social impacts of protected areas will be key to ensuring conservation is effective, and contributes to human well-being and poverty reduction

    11 March 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Lush forests in Ghana – one of the focus countries where REDD+ is relatively new. (Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT)

    Designing REDD+ to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty

    From 2009-13 this IIED project looked at how REDD+ could be designed to promote sustainable development and reduce poverty, as well as reduce deforestation and forest degradation

    12 September 2013 | Project | Forests
  • Great ape. Photo: Noodlefish

    Linking ape conservation with poverty alleviation

    Great Ape conservation organisations are increasingly aware of the need to address poverty if they are to be successful in their efforts to conserve habitats and protect dwindling Great Ape populations.

    16 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Identifying social impacts at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya (Photo: Phil Franks/IIED)

    Assessing social impacts of protected and conserved areas (SAPA)

    IIED has developed and tested a relatively simple, low-cost methodology for assessing the positive and negative social impacts of protected areas, and is now supporting its roll-out

    16 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Tracking Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Photo: YouTuT

    Uganda: Conserving Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and reducing local poverty

    Despite interventions aimed at improving the livelihoods of communities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda, the illegal use of the park's resources continued. This IIED project aimed to better understand who is carrying out the unauthorised use of resources and why, so that interventions can be more effective in the future

    15 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • A silverback Mountain Gorilla. Gorilla tourism in Uganda's Bwindi national park generates money for conservation, but not much for locals. The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is working to grow community-based tourism income (Photo: Matthias Neuhaus, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG)

    The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is an international network of conservation and development organisations that promotes learning on the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction to improve policy and practice

    15 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Closeup of the flame of a small oil lamp.
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  • Men sitting on railway tracks with roosters. Sucat Railway Community, Manila, Philippines.

    Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) commit the international community to an expanded vision of poverty reduction and pro-poor growth, one that vigorously places human development at the centre of social and economic progress in all countries.

    30 April 2008 | Project | Governance
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