This year's Annual Review reflects our unique approach to development through ‘engaged excellence’. In a year that has seen rapid and unexpected global change politically, economically and socially, our engaged excellence approach – and its emphasis on robust evidence, cocreating knowledge with others, delivering real impact, and working in partnerships – has never seemed so vital.

The IDS Annual Review 2017: Development through Engaged Excellence provides an overview of our values, work and approach, together with reflections from our Director on how far we have come and where we are heading.

Partnerships at the heart of transformative change

Discover how we are strengthening our strategic partnerships in research and mutual learning to cocreate and share high quality knowledge. See our partnering values in practice and examples of how we work in partnership.

World-class learning

Ranked first in the world for development studies, see how we are supporting the next generation of development leaders to fulfil their potential and help achieve positive and transformative change for everyone, everywhere.

Addressing the three defining challenges of our era

Read how we are contributing to transformations that reduce inequalities, accelerate sustainability and build inclusive and secure societies.

A strategy for an uncertain world

At IDS we know that we cannot afford to be complacent. Our world is one of rapid change, contradictions and uncertainties, and major interconnected challenges, which look set to intensify into the future. Find out about how IDS will meet the defining challenges of our era in the IDS Strategy 2015-20 ‘Engaged Excellence for Global Development’.