Reflections on a year of change and challenges ahead

Annual report
, 12 pages
PDF (3.24 MB)
Published: May 2021
Annual Report
ISBN: 9781784318918
Product code:20171IIED

IIED's 2020 annual review captures the changes and challenges the pandemic brought. We presented stories of how we worked with partners to deliver positive change in a series of eight videos, this is a written summary of those stories.

From changing the narrative on international investment treaties; to making the business case for sustainable fisheries in Myanmar to protect livelihoods and ecosystems; to working with young people and women in Tanzania and Zanzibar on climate-resilience planning – the stories in this brief review of 2020 show how we collaborate with our partners around the world

and how we delivered impact in a time of crisis, working to tackle the five global challenges that we identified in our Make Change Happen strategy.

In IIED director Andrew Norton's introduction to the report, he highlights how powering our work programmes forward during the challenges of 2020 "wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing efforts of our partners all over the world, particularly in the global South, who are stepping up to deliver change in new ways."


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IIED (2021). Reflections on a year of change and challenges ahead. IIED, London.
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