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Newsletter, February
This month read our annual review, find out about a new SDG evaluation toolkit, a podcast about urban change and more.
Delivering change: IIED annual review 2019
Annual review 2019

Delivering change

'Delivering change', IIED's annual review of 2019, documents how we have worked with partners around the world to address key global challenges. Published in both digital and print formats, it is structured around the five global challenges set out in our 2019-2024 strategy, Make Change Happen. The five challenges are: the climate crisis, increasing urban risk, unsustainable markets, the assault on the natural world and increasing inequality.

This review shows how we're tackling each of these issues and achieving practical results and impacts from local to global scales.

Read the annual review online 

Download the pdf of Delivering change: IIED annual review 2019 

A forest alongside Lake Inari, in Finland. Finland has pledged to be carbon free by 2035 through sustainable forest use (Photo: Ilkka Jukarainen, via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)
Toolkit launch

Guide to national-level SDG evaluation launches

A new guide for evaluators and evaluation commissioners working on the Sustainable Development Goals launched in New York earlier this month. It offers a timely ‘real life’ introduction to assessing progress on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs at national level.

Read about the guide and its launch

Download Evaluation to connect national priorities with the SDGs

"Rather than a one-size-fits-all manual, the guide looks at how to design a successful evaluation around existing national context and underpinned by the principles of the 2030 Agenda."

–  Stefano D'Errico, IIED's head of monitoring, evaluation and learning 
Make Change Happen podcast
Make Change Happen podcast episode 3

Seizing opportunities for urban change

A quarter of the world’s urban population live in informal settlements, mostly in the global South. Produced ahead of the recent World Urban Forum, this episode looks at how IIED’s work with marginalised urban communities developed, and what opportunities exist now for building more inclusive cities.

Listen to the podcast now
Farmers in Kenya learn about climate-resilient sorghum. Plant biodiversity will be a vital resource for climate-vulnerable farming communities (Photo: S. Kilungu/CCAFS, via Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Blog by Dilys Roe

Nature 4 Development – introducing IIED’s new 2020 initiative

A new initiative from IIED is bringing environment and development organisations together to highlight the role that nature plays in supporting poor people’s livelihoods and contributing to sustainable development in poor countries. 

Find out more
The impacts of climate change will increasingly heighten poverty and worsen living conditions for low-income urban communities such as this one in Nairobi (Photo: Ninara, via Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0)
Blog by Anna Walnycki

Climate activism and cities: a shared agenda

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. 

Read the blog
Climate finance for hydropower
Issue paper, 42 pages

Climate finance for hydropower

Climate funds should facilitate the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient future. Energy storage and ancillary grid services are critical to expanding the proportion of intermittent renewable generation on the electricity grid. Hydropower remains the largest and most cost-effective provider of bulk energy storage. While sustainable hydropower may not broadly meet climate finance criteria, projects with the necessary characteristics for transition do meet these objectives and should attract climate finance support. 

Download the issue paper
IIED briefing papers
Briefings, 4 pages

Briefing papers

Narrowing the data gap to the achieve the New Urban Agenda

More inclusive cities in East Africa: working with politics and informality
We're hiring
We're hiring

Senior Researcher – Legal Tools

The Legal Tools team in IIED’s natural resources research group is looking for a highly skilled individual to develop and manage action research programmes to strengthen the governance of land and land-based investment.

Find out more and apply by 23 February

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