International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Long-term resilience through MGNREGS assets
The report by IIED identifies policy and design opportunities through which the provision of assets under MGNREGS can improve the long-term resilience of rural beneficiaries. Posted on 23 Apr, 2022 11:47 AM

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is one of the largest social protection programmes in the world, providing guarantee of income to some 55 million people every year.

Work in progress at an NREGA site under 'apna khet, apna kaam' (my field, my work). Medhbanchi, Dungarpur, Rajasthan (Image: UN Woemn Asia and Pacific/Gaganjeet Singh)
New hope for Indian food security? The System of Rice Intensification – A paper by International Institute for Environment and Development
There is need for setting a nationwide policy to adopt SRI on at least 25 per cent of the irrigated rice area in the next five years, the report says. Posted on 29 Oct, 2011 11:43 AM

This paper from the gatekeeper series of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) describes the potential of an innovative rice cultivation practice-the system of rice intensification (SRI)—for allowing Indian rice farmers to not only enhance rice production and their net incomes, but also to solve the water crisis.

Groundwater, self-supply and poor urban dwellers - A review with case studies of Bangalore and Lusaka by IIED
This paper by IIED explores the extent to which urban dwellers, and especially those living in low income areas, depend directly and indirectly on groundwater. Posted on 24 Aug, 2011 08:32 PM

It investigates the difficulties they face and emphasizes the need for better integration of groundwater in the planning and management of urban water resources.

Developing markets for watershed services and improved livelihoods: Fair deals for watershed services in India - An IIED research paper
The report presents experiences and learnings in developing Incentive-based Mechanisms (IBMs) for watershed protection services and improved livelihoods in two Indian states. Posted on 07 May, 2010 10:51 PM

Developing markets for watershed services and improved livelihoods: Fair deals for watershed services in India - An IIED research paperThe report presents field experiences and lessons in developing Incentive-based Mechanisms (IBMs) for watershed protection services and improved livelihoods at micro and macro-scales, derived from an action-learning project in India at three locations in the states of Himachal Pradesh (HP) and Madhya Pradesh (MP).

An inter-village transaction was facilitated at one site (the Kuhan micro-catchment in HP), while at the second site (Suan micro-catchment in HP) a transaction failed to materialize despite initial interest. At the third site in MP, there was interest in undertaking a transaction between the city of Bhopal and the catchment of its lake, the Bhoj Wetlands. 

The action research has yielded insights into the role of hydrological information, types of incentive mechanisms, the importance of institutions and the implementation of IBMs.

Markets for watershed protection services and improved livelihoods in India: a policy brief by Winrock International India
The policy brief looks at the potential of using market-based approaches to provide watershed protection services in India, focussing on equity in benefit-sharing and improve livelihoods Posted on 11 May, 2009 04:05 PM

The study is based on a scoping study on ‘Developing Markets for Watershed Protection Services and Improved Livelihoods in India,’ which Winrock International India (WII), New Delhi, undertook as part of a larger international study being carried out by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London. 

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