From the grassroots level to international policy agreements, we make change happen.

Working alongside partners, we have a track record in finding solutions and testing practical approaches that deliver sustainable change.


Annual review 2022

In our 50th year, our locally rooted evidence spoke to entrenched issues, from loss and damage to national debt. Our annual review provides snapshots of activity and impact from the last 12 months.

Read our 2022 annual review 
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Achieving impact at scale

IIED has been an integral part of the evolution of sustainable development since 1972. A 2022 report reflected on the impact of our partnership-based approach by charting our involvement and influence on 10 key movements for change.

Read the report on connecting for common goals
IIED senior researcher Susannah Fisher conducts research in Gorakhpur in India (Photo: David Dodman/IIED)

Research excellence

Ensuring that our evidence is of the highest quality is central to our credibility and policy influence. We strive for continued research excellence and are committed to integrity, ethics and quality standards.

See how we put excellence into practice
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How we achieve impact is just as important as the final outcomes. Our theory of change shows how we make change happen – from the way we monitor and assess our work to the way we communicate to drive policy change.

See how we evaluate and learn from our work