The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is an independent research organisation that aims to deliver positive change on a global scale. Our mission is to build a fairer, more sustainable world, using evidence, action and influence, working in partnership with others.

We deliver original, rigorous research that helps to drive progress, support sustainable development and protect the environment. We work together to strengthen people’s voices in the decision-making arenas that affect them — from village councils to international conventions, identifying local solutions that can work at scale and introducing these to global forums.

IIED fights for a fairer future, working with established and new partners for the greatest impact:

  • Working ‘bottom up’ to enhance sustainability and inclusion, in partnerships that mobilise action; we amplify marginalised voices and represent missing realities.
  • Shaping innovative ideas for tackling global challenges, alongside experts and influencers that bring diverse perspectives to policy debates.
  • Pursuing yet greater excellence in our research through enhanced collaboration with outstanding institutions in the countries where we work.

In a fractured world our network of partners brings together the missing voices and evidence that policymakers need to make the right decisions for people and planet. We are strategic collaborators, innovators, knowledge brokers and agents of change, positioned to ask and answer the most challenging questions and bring radical, locally tested solutions to the forefront of global policy.

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Recent Reports

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This report from UK think tank the IIED provides a guide for debt managers and environmental decision makers. As countries…

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This report from UK think tank IIED looks at climate change, migration and social protection. There are several aspects of…

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By Ritu Bharadwaj; Clare Shakya

This report from UK think tank IIED provides case studies and evidence for stakeholders from climate-vulnerable countries looking for practical…

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By Simon Addison; Ritu Bharadwaj; Anna Carthy

This report from UK think tank IIED looks at practical solutions to the unique challenge of loss and damage that…

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By Sejal Patel; Paul Steele; Laura Kelly; Jean-Paul Adam

This report from UK think tank the IIED looks at linking debt financing to climate and nature KPIs. Africa is…

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This report from UK think tank IIED looks at recognising slavery as a mainstream policy issue alongside poverty and climate…

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By Lucy Earle; Christopher Ward

This report from UK think tank IIED looks at internally displaced persons who seek safety in towns and cities. A…

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By Kevin Johnstone

This report from UK think tank IIED looks at the integrated approaches needed to unlock the potential in supporting more…

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