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  • Women work in an Agarbatti (incense stick) factory (Photo: Urban Health Resource Centre)

    Unsmart, unsafe cities for informal workers: effective policy change will need better data

    How can urban health policy be effective when the data on residents’ and workers’ leading causes of premature death, illness and injury is inadequate? A new project with partners in Zimbabwe and India seeks to fill the data gaps and support informal workers’ well-being

    5 April 2019 | Blog | Climate change
  • House under construction. In Harare, construction and infrastructure works were carried out by the community, while city authorities and Dialogue on Shelter provided technical support and some machinery. (Photo: Slum Dwellers International, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Delivering climate finance at the local level: the Gungano Urban Poor Fund

    The Gungano Fund provides loans to low income urban households that cannot access other financial services. The fund aims to develop a scalable and replicable housing finance model and partner with central and local government to upgrade informal settlements

    22 November 2018 | Article | Climate change
  • Home workers making bouquets (Photo: Siddharth Agarwal/UHRC)

    Addressing risks facing informal workers

    IIED and partners are assessing the occupational, environmental and public health risks faced by workers in the informal economy. This project will also explore responses to these risks with workers in India and Zimbabwe, while also helping to build their resilience to climate change

    1 October 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • A hippo emerges from the Zambezi near the Mana Pools Wildlife Conservation Area in northern Zimbabwe  (Photo: Terry Feuerborn, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Biodiversity stories: building understanding in the media leads to richer reporting

    The number of journalists able to report on biodiversity issues in Zimbabwe has grown significantly thanks to a focused effort to build understanding across the media

    21 March 2016 | Article | Biodiversity
  • A woman explains the importance of guarding against future encroachments on her community's common land in Northern Uganda (Photo: LEMU)

    Protecting land and community resources in Africa

    Rural communities across Africa face a variety of threats to their claims to customary and indigenous land and natural resources. Advocates working to support these communities must draw on a range of experience and expertise. The NGOs Namati and Natural Justice brought together experts to consider the issues and published the results in a new book of 18 case studies

    7 March 2016 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Cecil the lion, who was controversially hunted and killed last week, is pictured in 2014. But a ban on trophy hunting may not save lions and have unintended consequences (Photo: Vince O'Sullivan, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    RIP Cecil the lion – what will be his legacy? And who should decide?

    Outrage over the death of Cecil the lion has led to calls for a ban on trophy hunting, but would this have the desired results?

    31 July 2015 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Communities and municipal authorities are working more closely together to improve Zimbabwe's low-income neighbourhoods (Photo: Diana Mitlin/IIED)

    Co-learning for inclusive cities

    Not so long ago in Zimbabwe, government officials and communities would have blamed each other for the poor state of high density, low-income neighbourhoods. But thanks to years of dialogue the two sides have come together.

    9 April 2014 | Blog | Poverty
  • Members of the Zimbabwe Homeless People's Federation learn techniques for building houses on land that is affected by climate-related hazards, including waterlogging.

    Zimbabwe needs “more urban, more public” climate change strategy

    Zimbabwe’s climate change strategy should focus on urban communities, give a greater role to civil society participation, and learn lessons and gain experiences from other highly vulnerable nations, according to a new briefing paper published today by ZERO Regional Environment Organisation (ZERO) and IIED.

    17 January 2013 | News | Climate change
  • A man carries buckets filled with water from a water tanker in Retiro, a shanty town in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Basic service provision shouldn’t just be a money maker

    Are utility companies forgetting that their core function is to provide services and not just make money?

    8 October 2012 | Blog | Urban
  • PLA 49 cover

    PLA 49: Decentralisation and community-based planning

    1 April 2004 | Article | Monitoring, evaluation and learning
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