How we communicate

IIED’s Communications Group works to ensure our evidence-based research and analysis has the greatest impact. We provide accessible, fact-based analysis to audiences around the world, including policymakers, academics and practitioners.

At the same time, emerging digital and social media platforms and technologies allow us to engage directly with wider, more diverse audiences, including informed citizens and local organisations across the global South.

Our strategy (2019-2024) commits us to taking an even more ambitious approach to engagement and listening: building communities, strengthening relationships and creating new connections to make a difference on issues that matter.

To power this approach, IIED commits to be bolder and louder, supporting partners to gain the same visibility. We will:

  • Strengthen our convening online and offline
  • Target audiences precisely using a clear understanding of who we need to engage and how best to reach them
  • Rlease regular analysis aimed at changing the terms of debate on critical issues
  • Strengthen our country focus through national media landscape assessments, new communications partnerships and gathering lived-experience testimonials, and
  • Engage with social movements and activists to drive positive change.

Three communications objectives

1. Put audiences first

Ensure that all our products, messages and communications put an understanding of audience first, and are targeted towards particular stakeholders, recognising their role in the process of change we are helping to steer and – where possible – reinforce that message of change.

2. Create content for impact

Ensure that the work of IIED and our partners influences sustainable development policy and practice, and stimulates change at global, regional and local scales. This will mean ensuring content is timely and specific, and relevant and accessible to key audiences.

3. Enable best practice communications

Increase the understanding and better use of key skills required for effective research communications and marketing by IIED staff and partners: through practical support; by understanding best practice in research communications and how communications work represents value for money; and sharing what we learn about communications for change.

Our experts

We are a team of specialists supporting the strategy and values of the organisation and its partners.

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Chris Brody
Web services manager


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Blessing Ekoleya Ikanyi
Data and marketing insights officer


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Sarah Grainger
Media manager


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Julie Hill
Group manager


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James Persad
Group director


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Jon Sharman
Press officer

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Teresa Corcoran
Communications content manager


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Jodie Frosdick
Production manager


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Clair Grant-Salmon
Head of audience development


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Natalie Lartey
Advocacy and engagement manager


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David Sankar
Web services manager


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Juliette Tunstall
Internal engagement and external events officer


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Georgina Diaz
Digital officer


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Rosalind Goodrich
Head of research communications


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Kate Green
Managing editor


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David Lim
Intranet manager


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Anne Schulthess
Marketing manager


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Matt Wright
Website planning and content manager


Related communications work

Media centre

Resources for journalists, or get a comment, interview or briefing on our work


Links to our latest events, from international conferences to workshops and webinars

IIED online

Where and how to follow IIED across the web, from social media to our other sites

Evidence of impact

A series of case studies evaluating our communications work

Publishing research

We have 7,000 resources in our Publications Library: find out how and what we publish


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