Our work

We work with partners to create a fairer future, where both people and the natural world can thrive. Our strategy (2019-2024) commits us to building on our strengths, collaborating with partners and delivering impact.


Our work

Explore all our work

Much of our work addresses complex and connected global issues. To help visitors to this site navigate to the most relevant information, we have organised our pages under 21 research categories. You can browse through the categories, or use the search box below to find specific projects

258 items

Exploring the links between biodiversity, conservation and local livelihoods

824 items

Promoting equitable global governance, resilience and adaptation to climate change

317 items

Using communications for influence, impact and shared learning

73 items

Building climate resilience, productivity and equity in the drylands

150 items

Economic solutions that work for people, planet and prosperity

143 items

Driving pro-poor energy access and responsible operations

94 items

Research and action to inspire sustainable fisheries

240 items

Promoting fair and resilient food systems and consumption

241 items

Securing livelihoods, justice and sustainability through locally controlled forestry

69 items

Exploring the gender dimensions of sustainable development

134 items

Developing tools and tactics for just and fair governance at all levels

73 items

Accelerating the transition to green and fair economies

119 items

Strengthening land rights to support local livelihoods and fairer investments


84 items

Using the law to protect environments and livelihoods

116 items

Generating the right evidence at the right time, for people at local, national and global level

279 items

Promoting local control for the sustainable use of natural resources

218 items

Supporting policies and plans that deliver sustainable development at all levels

130 items

Addressing the root causes of poverty and improving access to basic needs

289 items

Using markets to secure positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes

308 items

Addressing urban environmental issues for cities that work for people and planet

184 items

Ensuring fair and sustainable water governance

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Our strategy

Our 2019-2024 strategy sets out how we aim to Make Change Happen and fight for a fairer future for all

Research excellence

Ensuring that our evidence and research are of the highest quality is vital to our credibility

Our partnerships

Partnerships are at the heart of our work: we have more than 350 partnerships working in 60 countries

Our funding

We are committed to financial transparency: our annual reports provide detailed financial information