International Institute for Environment and Development | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data
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IIED
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lorenzo.cotula@iied.org

Location

80-86 Gray's Inn Road London WC1X 8NH, UK
United Kingdom
GB

Mission

Our mission is to build a fairer, more sustainable world, using evidence, action and influence in partnership with others.

Who we are

IIED is one of the world’s most influential international development and environment policy research organisations. Founded in 1971 by economist Barbara Ward, who forged the concept and cause of sustainable development, we work with partners on five continents. We build bridges between policy and practice, rich and poor communities, the government and private sector, and across diverse interest groups. We contribute to many international policy processes and frameworks, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the UN conventions on climate change and biological diversity.

What we do

IIED carries out research, advice and advocacy work. We carry out action research — generating robust evidence and know-how that is informed by a practical perspective acquired through hands-on research with grassroots partners — and we publish in journals and maintain high research standards. We advise government, business and development agencies, and we argue for changes in public policy. We focus on bottom-up solutions, stay open to flexible, adaptable solutions and are marked by a tradition of challenging conventional wisdom through original thinking.

International Institute for Environment and Development Resources

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Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa

This briefing note presents the Executive Summary of a LEGEND paper that synthesises the key lessons from recent partnership projects in sub-Saharan Africa that explored how private business can partner with civil society stakeholders to demonstrate how agricultural investments can operate responsibly by respecting the legitimate land rights of local communities.

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Reports & Research
December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa

Land investments involve the acquisition of land and natural resources, usually by companies, for business ventures, for agriculture and other purposes.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
October 2019
Global

According to recent reviews, the focus of DFID’s land
 governance work over the past decade has been primarily rural.

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Reports & Research
June 2019
Africa
Asia
Global

This report reflects on the experience of DFID land programmes which include LTR across six countries (Guyana, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mozambique), drawing also on relevant experiences of programmes driven by other donors.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2019
Eastern Africa
Tanzania
Western Africa
Global

This bulletin highlights initiatives to support socially responsible investment. 

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2019
Global

This bulletin distils lessons from a sugarcane cooperative in Malawi and a forestry investment scheme in Sierra Leone, drawing on the five pillars of inclusive business as identified in the 2018 LEGEND state of the debate report

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