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. This page shows examples of how and where our work is having an impact.

120  partners

We have a global network of 120 partners

50  years

We've been working for a fairer planet for over 50 years

£ 21  million

We brought in £21.1m income in 2022/23

80  countries

We run projects in more than 80 countries

170  staff

Our more than 170 staff are based in 23 countries

7000  reports

Our online research library contains over 7,000 publications

2500  people

Our international events brought together over 2,500 people in 2023


We have a community of more than 170,000 followers on social media

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

Annual review

IIED annual review

As of 2023, we have moved away from publishing an annual review or annual report and are instead providing regular updates on this page to showcase our impact.

Full archive of annual reviews/reports