Stories of Change
Through these publications, IISD aims to share the stories of changemakers in its community of practice—ministers, parliamentarians, government lawyers, and other officials—by exploring and demonstrating evidence-based change that has occurred as a result of legal or policy reform.
Stories of Change (SOC) is a series produced by the IISD Agriculture, Trade & Investment Team. The series highlights current and emerging issues that affect legal and policy frameworks in food and agriculture systems, particularly in developing countries. Through these publications, IISD aims to share the stories of changemakers in its community of practice—ministers, parliamentarians, government lawyers, and other officials—by exploring and demonstrating evidence-based change that has occurred as a result of legal or policy reform. The series aims to enhance peer-to-peer exchanges, share knowledge and experiences, provide opportunities to discuss strategy and new ideas, and provide a vital networking opportunity for government officials working on legal framework and policy in agricultural trade and investment. SOC uses real-life examples to communicate changes in practice, knowledge, behaviours, and development that cannot easily be captured in a technical best practice or emerging trends piece.
SOC will not usually attempt to illustrate the overall results of the intervention, instead focusing on one well-chosen example of success that has led to a wider understanding of the impact of legal and policy frameworks for responsible investments. The series is designed to help governments, parliamentarians, and regional and international organizations to understand the risks, benefits, and policy issues raised by current, new, and emerging issues in food and agriculture systems.
Ancillary to this is the Emerging Issues Policy series, which highlights and introduces new risks and opportunities that national governments need to consider as they harness trade and investment in order to make a positive contribution to food security and nutrition, decent work, land rights, gender equality, and sustainable resource management.
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