What does it mean to 'formalise' the informal sector? Discussions at an informality event with our partners revealed some of the barriers to successful formalisation and examples of what works.
A workshop organised by research funders highlighted how innovative solutions must be found for the 'wicked' problems we face today.
Photos exhibited at a recent conference on informal economies and green growth show people working in the informal sector in eight countries.
Getting community engagement right – making sure it is 'meaningful' – is critical to the social licence to operate for oil, gas and mining projects. Government and industry responsibilities in this respect are equally important.
An event on the informal sector and the green economy established six principles for a new policy agenda on inclusive green growth.
Could the informal economy provide the way forward for the green growth agenda? Ahead of an IIED event on 25 February, Mao Amis looks at lessons that can be learned.
Small businesses, not least those in the informal sector, have a crucial role to play in sustainable development, as an IIED conference will explore.
The private sector has a key role to play in the new sustainable development agenda, says IIED's Mick Blowfield, but let's keep multinationals' commitment to change in perspective.
Policy measures to tackle poverty often overlook environmental impacts, while environmental policies do not always deliver for the poor. The Sustainable Development Goals require both – so how can governments combine efforts?
Conversion to monoculture continues despite the multiple benefits from improved agricultural systems, such as shade coffee. Have we finally found the arguments to turn the tables, asks Ina Porras after a side event at the Global Landscape Forum.