Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

  • DC


2300 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 300B
United States

About Us

IGSD's mission is to promote just and sustainable societies and to protect the environment by advancing the understanding, development and implementation of effective and accountable  systems of governance for sustainable development. The Institute brings together professionals from around the world who are committed to strengthening environmental law and institutions to promote sustainable development.

The Institute advances:

  • Understanding of governance through research and education
  • Effective implementation of policies through capacity building,advice and advocacy
  • Cooperation through networking; and
  • Enhanced public awareness through media including film, television and other outlets.
IGSD has a broad range of projects in a variety of regions.  Its network includes practitioners and scholars from a variety of developed and developing countries --including lawyers, political scientists, economists, scientists and others--representing a diversity of geographic regions, and a wide range of cultural, legal and political traditions.   IGSD collaborates with leading national and international and academic organizations.