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  • IIED's improved Publications Library allows better access to the institute's 6,700-plus publications from mobile phones and the global South (Image: IIED/Jon Knox)

    IIED delivers major upgrade to online Publications Library

    A new responsive design streamlines downloads and improves access for readers in the global South

    25 August 2016 | News | Communication
  • Participants in a focus group for smallholder farmers and land administrators in Mali (Photo: Emily Polack/IIED)

    What makes community engagement meaningful in the extractive industries?

    Getting community engagement right – making sure it is ‘meaningful’ – is critical to the social licence to operate for oil, gas and mining projects

    14 March 2016 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • A young parliamentarian addresses the Shadow Children’s Parliament in Lesotho, Credit: World Vision Lesotho

    What makes a citizen?

    Citizenship is a topical issue in the UK: it’s a compulsory school curriculum subject and immigrants are required to sit a Citizenship exam to show their knowledge of their adoptive country. But what does `being a citizen’ really mean?

    9 January 2012 | Blog | Governance
  • Look Mum! A Tale of Public Engagement with Climate Science

    Three boys, probably about ten years old, are standing round a table. They are concentrating intently, jabbing at a touch screen. Suddenly there is a huge sigh of relief. They pull back and turn around, with huge grins across their faces: “Mum. Muuuuuuuuuum. Look Mum — we met the emissions reduction target!”It is half term and I have come to check out the Science Museum’s new £4.5 million climate science exhibition, atmosphere.So are there lessons to be learnt from this example about public engagement with climate science?

    18 March 2011 | Blog | Climate change
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