NRI's Innovation and Impact themes highlight the contribution our work is making to addressing major global challenges and the SDGs as well as informing policy and practice in the sectors and countries in which we work.

We present examples under each of our Innovation and Impact themes describing how our research and knowledge exchange has contributed to positive change such as more sustainable production, increased biodiversity, higher incomes, improved food security, health and nutrition and social equity.

Close collaboration with our partners and engagement with different stakeholders is key to the process of applying knowledge and developing new forms of organisation.

For more information about our Innovation and Impact themes, please contact Professor Adrienne Martin

Professor Adrienne Martin

Director of Programme Development, Professor of Development Studies, Social and Institutional Development Specialist

+44 (0)1634 88 3055

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NRI Annual Reviews

Read NRI’s latest Annual Review of our work and achievements in the past year. The report highlights progress in key areas including food systems transformation, sustainable development, plant, animal and human health, gender equality and our research-led teaching. Annual reviews from past years are also available here.

Impact case studies

The UK’s system to assess the quality of research in UK higher education institutions requires evidence of the impact of research outside academia. Review summaries of NRI’s impact case studies submitted to the UK’s Research Excellence Framework REF 2021.