IIED principal researcher Lorenzo Cotula and Dr Celine Tan of Warwick Law School suggest that as governments and development agencies increasingly look to private investment for delivering the SDGs, there is a need to unpack and address the investment law dimensions through more detailed research and inclusive policy dialogue.
New publications this month
Since 2010, the civil war in Syria has created one of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises. Exploring the nexus between humanitarian and development goals in Aleppo aims to present possible entry points for links between humanitarian and development efforts in Aleppo. Using the Tamkeen project as a case study, it explores how and where humanitarian and development actors can work together to better link humanitarian response to longer-term development processes.
The Nipiode community concession is one of the few community initiatives in Mozambique aimed at commercial exploitation of timber. However, the initiative has proved nonviable. Several aspects of the enterprise need rethinking in order to revitalise it. This paper is available only in Portuguese/Português.
Protecting internally displaced communities in Somalia: experience from the Benadir region documents research carried out on the protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in urban communities in Somalia, providing an evidence base for improved humanitarian protection. By identifying IDP protection and food security needs, it highlights existing gaps in the coordination of stakeholders in protection issues, and considers how protection approaches could be integrated into programming.