A new report from IIED explores why expectations of including smallholder farmers in modern value chains have fallen short, and suggests new and more realistic ways of getting inclusion to work for smallholders.
Guest blogger Isabella Nchimbi describes how an innovative project captures the perspectives of women in rural communities to inform land use planning.
Compensating farmers for damage to crops and property could reduce human-wildlife conflict.
Our guest bloggers reflect on what was learned about COVID-19 in Karachi, about responses and their limitations – responses done badly, not at the scale needed, or not at all – as if the pandemic were no longer an issue.
Climate finance has been central to UNFCCC discussions for many years and, while some progress has been made, the financing gaps are increasing, leading to frustration and mistrust by developing countries that continue to experience unprecedented impacts of climate change from the rising costs of loss and damage. Will COP27 be any different?
Lorenzo Cotula outlines a new IIED programme exploring the role of law in strategies to promote fairer, more sustainable economies
For many years the aid and development sectors have been criticised for perpetuating racial stereotypes and bias in storytelling.
Most marginalised people vulnerable to trafficking and forced labour as a result.
Guest blogger Kumvana Mtukule describes how the work of a women’s rights organisation in Malawi supported smallholder tea farmers to claim their rights and assert agency.
When negotiators and experts met in Nairobi in June 2022 for the latest round of discussions on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF), mobilising finance to implement the strategy was a hot issue. But as Minnie Degawan and Ebony Holland highlight, discussions fell short because they failed to prioritise finance for local action.
Ensuring local rights and ownership, and promoting the sustainable use of wildlife, were top of our agenda at the inaugural Africa Protected Areas Congress in Kigali, Rwanda, last month.
For low-income residents in African cities, the COVID-19 pandemic has often been experienced less as a health crisis and more in terms of the devastating socioeconomic, political and violent impacts arising from lockdown measures and other responses.
The methodology designed by a women-led social movement from the global South has enabled tower-block tenants in inner-city Manchester to address health and social inequalities.
Anna Carthy discusses the importance of understanding the history, politics and power dynamics that create vulnerability to loss and damage. Loss and damage is linked to colonial histories and to intersectional marginalisation, and it can be caused by both climate impacts and by climate action.
Andrew Norton reflects on changes to the global context for sustainable development since becoming director of IIED in 2015, and suggests what we might learn by comparing the hopeful post-Paris landscape to today’s geopolitical turmoil.
Ritu Bharadwaj and Daljeet Kaur discuss how women leaders in India are showing the way for enhancing access to social protection and delivering climate resilience at scale.