IIED is a policy and action research organisation in sustainable development. Based in London IIEDworks in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to strengthen their voice in decision-making arenas that affect them.

IIED is typically involved in soft systems types of problems.

Recent IIED publications and briefings are available from http://pubs.iied.org/

For those involved in participatory planning, the IIED PLA Notes series may be of interest anbd can be dowloaded. For example, PLA49 on Decentralisation and community-based planning is available from http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/9312IIED.pdf