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  • Women carrying emergency shelter kits

    The UK’s backward step on global development

    The UK government’s decision to merge DFID with the Foreign Office is a clear sign that tackling poverty in developing countries is no longer a priority. But there is still time to show that its interests benefit from working internationally in partnership to tackle inequality, fragility, climate and nature loss

    17 June 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • A photo of a man addressing a conference, pictured through the heads of those listening

    Leading on nature: can the new Secretary of State deliver bold action on environment and poverty?

    The UK's new Secretary of State for International Development has impressed with a strong public statement on the need to focus aid funding on climate and environmental challenges. IIED welcomes his commitment, and suggests an agenda for action

    31 May 2019 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • People build temporary shelters on the edge of the Bay of Bengal following a cyclone and flooding

    Why the UK parliamentary committee recommendations on international climate finance are so important

    The International Development Committee recently published its findings on UK aid for combating climate change. Clare Shakya, IIED’s director of climate change, gave evidence at the parliamentary inquiry and writes what the UK needs to do to make sure money reaches where it matters most

    23 May 2019 | Blog | Climate change
  • Images of the UK and EU flags, IIED director Andrew Norton says: "Losing membership of the European Union must not mean that the UK withdraws from the great global challenges of our time" (Photo: Reuters, via Google Licence)

    Navigating uncharted waters: the EU referendum, the spirit of Paris, and the SDGs

    IIED's director Andrew Norton argues that a spirit of internationalism must live on in the UK following the seismic shock of Brexit

    27 June 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Power and politics in Nigeria

    In the run up to Nigeria’s April elections the political lobbying, with the usual round of underhand payments for support, has Nigerians hoping for a fairer competition in the grab for power. The political process is being increasingly scrutinised by the average citizen — with record numbers of people registering to vote and self-formed citizens groups promising to monitor polling stations. Another type of power — electricity, or ‘light’ as most Nigerians call it — and the lack of it is one of the hot potato election issues on everyone’s lips.

    24 February 2011 | Blog | Governance
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