Workers assembling and testing lighters in factory in China


We work to level the playing field and address unfair economic rules so everyone, everywhere has an equal chance to prosper.

IISD is a leading voice on creating economic rules that treat inclusion and equality as central concerns and recognize the value of natural capital. Leveraging our work at the national, regional, and international levels (where we drive reforms through bodies like the World Trade Organization [WTO] and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD]), we will:

  • Strengthen the capacity of developing countries to negotiate fair and sustainable trade and investment agreements.
  • Reform global governance on finance, trade, and investment, working directly with the WTO, OECD, and other key multilateral organizations.
  • Support governments to develop sustainable and equitable economic recovery programs.
  • Promote public and private investment in sustainable infrastructure, including nature-based solutions.