International Institute for Environment and Development

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The Edinburgh office of the International Institute for Environment and Development IIED is an exception in Scotland's think-tank landscape. Founded in the USA in 1971 as the International Institute for Environmental Affairs, its main office today is in London. The IIED is a non-profit organization promoting sustainable world development. It describes itself as a globally operating agency contributing to 'environmental policy and action'. The Scottish IIED office concentrates on promoting sustainable development for Africa's drylands belt south of the Sahara. In 2006/07 the IIED received about £8.8 million from aid and development departments, intergovernmental agencies, foundations, and corporate and individual donors from across Europe and North America [1]. The IIED discloses all its sources of funding and lists it sponsors and partners on its website.

Board of Trustees

Maureen O'Neil, Chair, Canada | Alan Jenkins, Vice Chair, United Kingdom | Julio Berdeguè, Mexico | Margaret Catley-Carlson, Canada | Teresa Fogelberg, The Netherlands | Timothy Hornsby, United Kingdom | Laila Iskandar, Egypt | Lailai Li, China | Carol Madison Graham FRSA, USA/UK | Anna Maembe, Tanzania | Pancho Ndebele, South Africa | Sheela Patel, India | Peter Ratzer, UK | Henrik Secher Marcussen, Denmark

Funding

IIED receives funding from aid and development ministries, intergovernmental agencies, foundations, and corporate and individual donors. Annual receivable income is about UK£8.8 million (2006/07), covering approximately 250 projects involving over 1000 partners:

Government and Government Agencies

GERMAN FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT, Germany CIDA, Canada

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Denmark

DEFRA, UK

DFID, UK

FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, UK

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Netherlands

MINISTRY OF ECOLOGY, France

IRISH AID, DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Ireland

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, Netherlands

NORAD, Norway

NORWEGIAN MFA, Norway

SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AGENCY (Sida), Sweden

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Sweden

SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT & CO-OPERATION (SDC), Switzerland

International & Multilateral Agencies

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

UN

UN ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME

UN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

UN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION

UN HABITAT

UNOPS

WORLD BANK GROUP

Foundations and other funders

THE ALLACHY TRUST, UK

ALTERRA, Netherlands

CARE, Denmark

COMIC RELIEF, UK

CONSUMERS INTERNATIONAL, UK

CORDAID, Netherlands

BIG LOTTERY FUND, UK

ECOLOGIC GMBH, Germany

ECONOMIC & SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, UK

ESMÉE FAIRBAIRN FOUNDATION, UK

ETC, Netherlands

FORD FOUNDATION INDIA, India

FOUNDATION INT.ENV.LAW & DEVELOPMENT, UK

W&F HEWLETT FOUNDATION, USA

GOTEBORG UNIVERSITY, Sweden

ICCO, Netherlands

ILEIA, Netherlands

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTER, Canada

INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INST, USA

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE

DEVELOPMENT, Canada

INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, UK

JOSEPH ROWNTREE, UK

MISEREOR, Germany

ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION, USA

ROYAL AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE, UK

RUFFORD MAURICE LAING, UK

THE SIGRID RAUSING TRUST, UK

SOUTHSOUTHNORTH, South Africa

STOCKHOLM ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE, Sweden

SWEDBIO, Sweden

THE JOHN ELLERMAN FOUNDATION, UK

THE TRAVEL FOUNDATION, UK

TVE, UK

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTER, UK

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE, UK

WORLDWIDE FUND FOR NATURE, UK/ Switzerland

Corporate

GHK (HONG KONG) LTD, Hong Kong

HTS DEVELOPMENT LTD, UK

MRAG LTD., UK

NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASS., UK

NORDIC TIMBER COUNCIL, Norway

PROFOREST, UK

RAMBOLL, HANNEMANN & HOJLUND A/S, Denmark

SCOTT WILSON KIRKPATRICK & CO, UK

External links

International Institute for Environment and Development Website

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