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A community-owned furniture factory in Oaxaca, Mexico (Photo: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)
Blog by Duncan Macqueen

Locally controlled forest enterprises are the whole enchilada

Community forest enterprises in Mexico have shown to be profitable but also enhance environmental sustainability, gender empowerment, social cohesion, livelihood security, human capacity and cultural integrity - these forest enterprises are supporting the integrated delivery of the SDGs.

Find out how in the blog

Mobile devices enable people to access a wide range of resources: in Kampala Jane Zamukunda got free legal advice from Barefoot Law via her phone (Photo: King Baudouin African Development Prize, Creative Commons via Flickr)
Blog by Clair Grant-Salmon and Cheryl Brown

Going 'mobile first' to reach African audiences

Mobile means more than being on the move, it means connecting to the next generation of African audiences. How can we present content in a way that works for mobile audiences and what should IIED prioritise to reach them? 

Read the blog

"The growth of ‘mobile first’ audiences across Africa is just one aspect of a rapidly changing communications landscape across the global South. It is exciting – and also challenging..."

–  Clair Grant-Salmon, Head of audience development, IIED
A fisherman at Inle Lake, Myanmar (Photo: Philippe Bourhis on Unsplash)

Fish Night 5: Can subsidies work for fish and people? Let’s get the conversation started

Join us at IIED for a fascinating evening with Professor Rashid Sumaila, Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre.

Find out more and register for tickets
A daily savings book: local savings groups collect small payments from slum dwellers which can be leveraged to support slum upgrading projects (Photo: SDI, Creative Commons via Flickr)
Blog by David Satterthwaite

Transforming aid for urban areas 

There is a new way to finance community-driven development, working with local funds set up and managed by grassroots organisations. This can work well at scale with local governments to meet basic needs and reduce urban poverty. 

Find out why it’s time external agencies took note
Cotton is an important crop for smallholder farmers in Malawi (Photo: Glenn Shaw)

Incentive-based contract farming and agricultural commodities exchanges

The webinar on 3 October 2018 will discuss experiences of supporting farmers in contract farming arrangements. This online seminar is designed for civil society organisations in low- and middle-income countries working to support communities in the context of commercial investments in agriculture and other natural resource sectors.

Find out more and register
Traditional Kabarole food laid out for guests near Fort Portal (Photo: Alejandro Guarín/IIED)
Blog by Alejandro Guarin

Creating knowledge and supporting action: citizen-generated evidence from food diaries in Uganda

Citizens in Western Uganda are using food diaries to generate data on food consumption – helping them understand their own diets and advocate for a better food system.

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Ecosystem-based adaptation: a handbook for EbA in mountain, dryland and coastal ecosystems
Toolkit, 119 pages

Ecosystem-based adaptation: a handbook for EbA in mountain, dryland and coastal ecosystems

This handbook provides practical guidance for planning and implementing community-led ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in three vulnerable ecosystems. It is intended for project managers, practitioners and technical specialists, and includes general implementation protocols for EbA in each target ecosystem, as well as a general introduction to EbA.

Download the toolkit
IIED Briefing papers
IIED Briefing papers


Seize the moment: towards fairer capacity building and marine technology transfer

Saisissons l’opportunité d’œuvrer pour un renforcement des capacités et un transfert des technologies marines plus équitables

How integrated monitoring and evaluation systems can help countries address climate impacts
We're hiring
We're hiring

Latest advertised roles at IIED 

We are recruiting for a senior researcher to support the ocean and fisheries economics research programme, which looks at the use of innovative economic solutions to address the problems facing the fisheries sector and to support healthy marine and coastal ecosystems and resilient communities.

Find out more and apply by 1 October 

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