Holding up the mirror
Gender inequalities hinder IIED in its mission to help build a fairer and more sustainable world. In 2014, building on earlier reflections about gender-related issues, IIED launched a gender review and audit to examine both organisational processes and research programmes through a gender lens. The process, which involved the participation of staff in all areas of the organisation, produced a Gender Manifesto, an action plan and the political will to move forward. In 2016, IIED leadership took steps to integrate the recommendations into business planning and budget operations.