This report critically examines the nature of the distinction between traditional inter-state diplomacy and sustainable development diplomacy. It then sets out the institutional changes which are necessary
Institute of Development Studies
Global poverty and the new bottom billion: what if three-quarters of the worlds poor live in middle-income countries?
<p>This paper argues that the global poverty problem has changed because most of the world’s poor no longer live in poor countries meaning low-income countries (LICs).
Building climate resilience at state level: disaster risk management and rural livelihoods in Orissa
<p>Carried out in Orissa, India, this study is one of three case studies testing the Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management (CSDRM) approach, a tool to help crosscheck disaster risk management (DRM) interventions for their responsiveness to current and future climate variability.
<p>Climate projections for India suggest that impacts are likely to be varied and heterogeneous, with some regions experiencing more intense rainfall and flood risks, while others will encounter sparser rainfall and prolonged droughts.
This paper contributes to a review examining the responsibilities of developed and developing countries alongside the relative roles of the public and private sector in developing climate friendly technologies. The paper focuses on the private sector
Going to scale with community-led total sanitation: reflections on experience, issues and ways forward
Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is widely and correctly recognised as a revolutionary participatory approach to rural sanitation. It is timely and the purpose of this paper is to review experience gained as it has spread, and to explore options and ways forward for the future.
Rapidly expanding urban settlements in the developing world face severe climatic risks in light of climate change. Urban populations will increasingly be forced to cope with increased incidents of flooding, air and water pollution, heat stress and