chapter  7
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Forestry and land use Duncan Poore and Stephen Bass

To me, IIED was (and is) a wonderful and exceptional organization: driven by idealism but severely practical in application; lean and unimpeded by bureaucracy; efficient and with a dedicated staff. If it had faults, they were to do with excess of its good points. It was lean because it was always short of core funding; more would have helped to give thinking time and the exploration of new avenues for work. Sometimes, firmer management would have been an advantage; I had an annual contract for a number of years – never renewed, but that never seemed to matter.