Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Strong Small-Scale Farming Systems
Equal land rights for women
Transparent and accessible information
Effective actions against land grabbing
IIED seeks to make the world a fairer and more sustainable place, in alliance with like-minded partners. Acting a catalyst, broker and facilitator, we seek to add voice to poorer and more vulnerable groups to ensure their interests are heard in decision-making, and can bring about progressive change.
IIED is an independent international research organisation, working to promote more sustainable and equitable global development and specialized in linking local to global. As they say: “In Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, the Middle East and the Pacific, we work with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to ensure they have a say in the policy arenas that most closely affect them—from village councils to international conventions”.
IIED provides, also through alliances with others, expertise in achieving sustainable development at local, national, and global levels.Its primary objectives are to achieve a robust, ambitious and fair deal for the post 2012 Kyoto agreement on addressing climate change.
IIED works with partners in Africa, Latin America, Asia and elsewhere, including NGOs, research organisations, CBOs, producers' associations, training institutions and donor agencies.