View our recent photo blog, with images from Geita District in northwest Tanzania which highlight the diverse range of people that depend on gold mining for their livelihood. (Photos Copyright: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)
In many cities in Africa and Asia, provision for sanitation and drainage is worse today than in 1990 or 2000. The new edition of the journal Environment & Urbanization is out now and includes many papers which highlight new approaches. They include innovations in Blantyre (Malawi), Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Kitwe (Zambia) on matching needs with what can be afforded and working with local government.
We also produce five-page summaries of each issue of Environment and Urbanization which are free to download. You can view them all here.
In recent years, Cameroon has been approached by growing numbers of local and international investors wanting to acquire arable land for large-scale agro-industrial operations. This seems to be regarded as a positive phenomenon in the country, as it is encouraged by the government and is expected to boost the nation’s balance of payments. In order to make a realistic assessment of the situation, this study takes a closer look at large-scale land acquisitions since 2005.
To date, no empirical research has examined the local impacts of economic crises and reform on cities in Pakistan, including Karachi. Download a new working paper that addresses this gap by examining how the textile industry – as one of Pakistan’s most productive economic sectors – has been impacted, with a focus on the informal power loom sub-sector
We are also hosting an event at this year's European Development Days in Brussels:
Date: Thursday 4 June, 10:45am - 12pm Event: Balancing carrots and sticks for fisheries management: lessons from Bangladesh Venue: Tour & Taxis, Avenue du Port, Brussels Register: Find out more here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Job vacancy: Researcher: Cities and Climate Change
The Human Settlements Group at IIED is looking for a researcher to work with colleagues in the cities and climate change team to support work on urban humanitarian crises and urban climate change resilience.
Closing date: 10am (UK time) on Friday 15 May 2015