Workers assembling and testing lighters in factory in China


IISD works to level the economic playing field and address unfair rules so everyone has an equal chance to prosper.

A cleaner and more equitable world will deliver real benefits for people and the planet. But everyone is not on a level playing field at the moment. And the pandemic has made things worse.

COVID-19 has shown how corrosive inequality is and how urgently we need to build more sustainable and inclusive economies. No country is immune.

IISD draws on three decades of international expertise to propose economic pathways that set the world on a sustainable trajectory.

We push for needed reforms to global economic governance systems, help emerging economies negotiate fair deals, and promote the benefits of sustainable infrastructure and nature-based solutions.