International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

An independent research organisation that aims to deliver positive change on a global scale

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) delivers original, rigorous research that helps to drive progress, support sustainable development and protect the environment. IIED identifies local solutions that can work at scale and introduce these to global forums.

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

IIED brings together more than 120 people from diverse backgrounds and countries to deliver high quality research, analysis and impact

Latest news and articles

Amplifying Youth Visions in a Changing Climate

Introducing a Knowledge into Use project utilising participatory methods to engage communities in capturing evidence of resilience and collective vision amidst environmental challenges.

The unseen pillars: How social capital empowers female smallholder farmers in Kenya

The Itanya Africa Group, one of the RAIN Challenge winners, through an intimate baseline study, explores the significant role social capital plays in the lives of female small-holder farmers in Kenya.

The rise of regenerative farming in Ikunu, Githunguri Sub-county

In this photo story, Benedict Isiaho of CAFAESUP, one of the RAIN Challenge winners, describes how the project is implementing regenerative agriculture to foster sustainable food systems within communities

Meet the RAIN Round 2 Shortlisted Candidates 

23 seed-level initiatives have been selected as part of RAIN Challenge Round 2 and over the next several months will work in collaboration with GRP to receive tailored mentoring and leadership training. 

#Art4Resilience: Knowledge Into Use Awards

This year, we are excited to announce the third round of the awards! The "Knowledge into Use" awards provide a unique opportunity to ignite resilience, celebrate creativity, and embrace innovation in engaging with the latest resilience evidence.