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International Institute for Environment and Development


IIED is an independent, non-profit research institute working in the field of sustainable development. IIED aims to provide expertise and leadership in researching and achieving sustainable development at local, national, regional and global levels. In alliance with others, we seek to help shape a future that ends global poverty and delivers and sustains efficient and equitable management of the world's natural resources.

Established in 1971, the Institute advises policy makers and supports and collaborates with Southern specialists and institutions working in similar areas. IIED's work is undertaken with, or on behalf of, governments and international agencies, the academic community, foundations and NGOs, community organisations and the people they represent.

Focusing on the links between economic development, the environment and human needs, IIED has research programmes in a number of areas critical to sustainable development, including human settlements, sustainable agriculture, environmental planning and management, forestry, drylands, environmental economics and climate change.

IIED publishes an extensive range of journals, books, working papers and reports from each of these key areas, with more than 900 in print. About 80 books and working papers are produced each year. There is more information about IIED's work and publications, including how to order publications online and download pdfs, on its website at Orders can be made through its distributor,

Networks that IIED is affiliated to:

  • Resource Centres for Participatory Learning and Action (RCPLA Network);
  • Regional and International Networking Group (RING)
235 High Holborn
WC1V 7DN London
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