Financial summary 2013

IIED continues to grow, facilitated by the opportunity of our new office, our continued donor support, and the stimulus from the new DFID Accountable Grant, which achieved full pace during the year.


The DFID Accountable Grant provides £17.7 million over four years up to 2016. IIED aims to achieve a range of impacts with this in the four main areas of our strategy: tackling the ‘resource squeeze’, climate change policy, building sustainable cities, and shaping responsible markets. In addition, we will work on cross-cutting sustainable development issues and continue to scan the horizon for upcoming areas of work.

During the year IIED progressed and completed over 270 research and communication outputs through the Accountable Grant, investing £4.4 million. IIED uses results-based management in a continuing drive to set targets and report to all our donors on our activities under each goal and objective.

Set against this, our flexible 'frame' support, which helps us innovate, has fallen from £4.8 million in 2009-10 to £2.3 million in 2012-13. This is a reflection of the current climate of austerity amongst the relevant governments.

Partnerships with people at all levels are crucial to our effectiveness. They enable us to coproduce new ideas, evidence and thinking. Partnerships create space for building trust between different interests and groups, and for key people to learn together and work out what they think. In 2012/13 payments to organisations for work on collaborative projects represented 35% of the overall charitable expenditure.


2012/13 financial summary


IIED is grateful to the organisations listed for financial support over the year 2012/13.

Government and government agencies
Agence Française de Développement, France
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK
Department for International Development, UK
Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK
Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs
Japanese International Cooperation Agency
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
Norwegian Embassy, Mozambique
Norwegian Ministry of Environment
Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

International and multilateral agencies
European Commission
International Fund for Agricultural Development
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
UN Environment Programme
UN Food and Agriculture Organization

UN Habitat
UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction
UN Office for Project Services 
UN Population Fund 
World Bank

Foundations and NGOs
Arcus Foundation
Asia Foundation
African Wildlife Foundation
Centre for Development Research (CEDEAO)
Climate Change and Agricultural Food Security Denmark
Climate and Development Knowledge Network
Comic Relief
Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Danish 92 Group
Ecosystems Service for Poverty Alleviation
Ford Foundation
International Council on Mining and Minerals
Institute of Development Studies
International Development Research Center
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Nature Conservancy
Natural Environment Research Council
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
Overseas Development Institute
Oxfam UK
Oxfam Novib
Plan International
Practical Action
Pyoe Pin
Rainforest Alliance
Renewal Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
Rockefeller Foundation
Save the Children
Slum Dwellers International
Tanzania Natural Resource Forum
Television for the Environment
The Asahi Glass Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Christensen Fund
Tides Foundation
Tufts University
US Fish and Wildlife Service
University College London
University of Copenhagen
World Resources Institute

Green Park Consultants
Price Waterhouse Coopers