Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (Iddri)

Identity card

IDDRI is a foundation recognised for its contribution to the public good. IDDRI is an independent research institute on public policies whose aim is to identify the conditions and propose tools to put sustainable development into a global perspective. Based in Paris, linked to Sciences Po, IDDRI accompanies actors in their reflection on the global governance of the challenging and collective issues of climate change, protection of biodiversity, food security or urban development. IDDRI works on the redefinition of development paths.

IDDRI’s research and influence capacities are centred on alliances and networks of expertise in many countries in Europe and internationally. The institute is involved in discussions on sustainable development policies between Europe and the emerging countries.

IDDRI is an independant research institute and a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform who identifies the conditions and proposes tools to put sustainable development at the heart of international relations and public and private policies. The institutes works in partnership with networks of think tanks positioned within key fora on global governance and public policy.

Moreover, IDDRI is proactively developing “multi-domestic” networks, to observe and analyse changes in societies in a wide range of national contexts, as well as to enable the emergence and consolidation of capacities to participate in policy debates in these different countries.

Objectives

Policy research institute backed by SciencesPo, IDDRI aims to develop and share key pointers to analyse and understand the strategic challenges of sustainable development from a global perspective. Based in Paris, IDDRI accompanies various stakeholders in their work on the governance at global level of the major collectives issues, i.e. climate change, protection of biodiversity, food security or urban development. The institute also takes part to working processes on the redefinition of development trajectories.

Modes of action

  • networking of actors
  • expertise
  • media actions: pamphlet, opinion paper, campaign
  • research, analysis
  • case studies, models and simulations
  • meetings, exchanges, assemblies
  • books, reviews publishing
  • advocacy, lobbying, influence strategy

Target audience

  • policy-makers
  • organised civil society
  • NGO
  • academics
  • international institutions

Thematic areas

  • governance
  • economy
  • agriculture and food
  • environment
  • Climate energy
  • local territory management