Sustainable Development

The Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

The Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Study

The business of the AIIB is the financing of large infrastructure projects such as power plants, dams and transport routes. Such investments are inherently associated with high environmental and social risks, as well as corruption and high levels of debt. This study provides an overview of the institution's close alignment with China and its transparency and information disclosure rules.

Time for a "Detox" in Agriculture

Time for a “Detox” in Agriculture

This second volume of our Nigerian pesticides study provides evidence to support a process of withdrawing highly hazardous pesticides from the Nigerian market, based on their toxicity to human health and the environment, and to promote safer alternatives to chemical pesticides for crop and pest management.

Expanding Demand for Clean-Cooking in Nigeria

Expanding Demand for Clean-Cooking in Nigeria

While this report looks at the impact of incomes and poverty on household choices of cooking fuels, it also explores the hypothesis that fuel substitution is not necessarily perfect and that households often use multiple fuels together.