Projects - Resource Values

IEDS Fellow Laurent Cartier is leading this project in partnership with researchers, pearl farmers and jewelers in Japan, French Polynesia and Micronesia. Pearl farming represents an inherent...

As the world negotiates the first treaty on mercury as a pollutant (targeted for completion under the auspices of UNEP by 2012), IEDS researcher Hajra Atiq is considering what barriers exist to...

This project comprises the dissertation research of IEDS doctoral fellow Anjanette DeCarlo.

To successfully reduce poverty, professionals need to know why international development projects...

This project is being undertaken in partnership with Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government with support from Rio Tinto Corporation. However, the contract with the donor gives our...

Ethics and sustainability have become a growing focus for jewelry consumers and retailers in Europe and the United States over the last five years. Consumers, jewelers, mining companies,...

 Natural resources have values in both economic and ecological terms, and often a disjuncture in these values leads to conflict.  IEDS works to find effective mechanisms for ascribing,...