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Research methods

We have 10 items tagged with ‘Research methods’.
  • A man in a face mask talking to a group of people

    Facing a COVID-19 future: listening and learning to inform the ‘new normal’

    Like many organisations, IIED has spent the last few weeks thinking about how COVID-19 will have an impact on its work in the short and longer term. Here, we reflect on some key issues

    28 May 2020 | Blog | Communication
  • A field team designing a REDD strategy in Mozambique talk to farmer Nimale Maribu Saidi as part of their research (Photo: Mike Goldwater)

    What happened when IIED focused on research quality?

    IIED publishes an outline of 'our thinking' on research ethics, an output of our most recent strategy's 'research quality' objective

    13 March 2014 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • 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
  • 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
  • A man tends intercropped coffee and banana in Rwanda

    Exploring how climate change interventions can work best to deliver more than the sum of their parts

    Public sector planning plays a key role in making regions and countries resilient to climate change. But tackling climate change’s huge potential impacts will stretch limited public sector resources to the limit. With partners we are exploring how to use sequence and synchrony to make climate change planning, and public sector interventions, most effective — to help them deliver ‘more than the sum of their parts’.

    17 December 2012 | Article | Climate change
  • Men in Cote d'Ivoire listen to a radio.

    Three things that stop development organisations being agents of change

    Many development organisations fail to become true agents of change. Liz Carlile sets out some of the obstacles and asks how we can help bring hard science and local knowledge together to provide better solutions at the community level.

    23 November 2012 | Blog | Communication
  • Men stand by trays of cocoa beans drying in the sun in western Ghana.

    The knowns and unknowns of the global land rush

    Given the challenges, developing rigorous methods to assess how the rush for land is exacerbating land scarcity and affecting people locally is perhaps the most promising way to measure the scale of the problem.

    24 October 2012 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
  • A researcher speaks to a cotton farmer in Mozambique.

    Our research: striving towards excellence

    What does excellent research mean? And how can it be achieved?

    13 September 2012 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • West African farmers heard at UK Houses of Parliament

    It might seem obvious that African farmers, who have successfully fed their families and, in turn, much of rural Africa, would be the first to be consulted on what agricultural research would benefit them. But a series of citizen juries, carried out previously in West Africa and facilitated by IIED researchers and partners, have revealed that much African agricultural research doesn’t meaningfully involve farmers or reflect their priorities.

    4 February 2012 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Transforming agri-food research for citizen participation and the public good

    Throughout the world, public funded research shapes the choices that are available to farmers, food workers, consumers, and the environments in which they live and work.

    15 July 2009 | Article | Food and agriculture
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