COVID-19 relief packages have used social protection programmes as vehicles for getting finance directly to those in greatest need; the big climate funders could do the same by investing in these programmes that reach out to the extreme poor.
A recent study assessing dietary quality in indonesia showed there is an urgent need to develop and validate assessment methods that will address the triple burden of malnutrition in an integrated way.
Natalie Lartey discusses how Black activism can support new commitments to fight racism in the global development sector.
Tackling increasing inequalities in society is a complex and sensitive process but is a key part of IIED’s institutional strategy.
Mali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A MIX of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation.
As global leaders embrace natural climate solutions at the un climate summit in new york, iied’s research shows how to tap the potential of nature-based solutions in tackling the impacts of climate change.
Critical differences of opinion over how, or even whether, the high seas should be subject to a governance regime led to sluggish progress at times at international negotiations in new york recently. Essam yassin mohammed spells out how he thinks things need to change.
Saltwater crocodiles regularly kill people and livestock in australia, but a scheme enabling people to earn money from farming them has helped to change local attitudes
The urban poor in vietnam depend heavily on informal food systems. How will COVID-19 lockdown measures impact their food security and what will be the knock-on effects for daily life?
Diana mitlin looks at the particular challenges the COVID-19 outbreak will pose to people living in informal settlements, what steps can be taken to reach the populations in need, and how community organisation networks can be supported to scale up their efforts.
It is time for the development community to rethink its attitude to risk. COVID-19 shows the need to challenge vertical hierarchies and top-down responses to global crises.
The ipcc’s new report detailing how climate change is impacting land is a significant warning for climate justice, writes iied director andrew norton.
Conservation through public health, a ugandan NGO, has some lessons to share with other small ngos and – spoiler alert – it all begins with good data.
Dilys roe explains why development organisations can no longer remain absent from debates on how to tackle dangerous declines in biodiversity.
A new iied-led project in Kenya and Sri Lanka is exploring whether insurance schemes can compensate women and men small-scale farmers for crop and property damage caused by human-wildlife conflict, primarily from elephants.
In the second blog in our series considering the role social movements play in promoting climate action, anna walnycki reflects on where the climate movement and inclusive cities agenda meet, and why climate activists should look south to learn from long-standing urban community actors.