Business performance management

We carefully monitor progress towards our goals and adjust activities where needed. We collect evidence of performance in several different ways.

As well as internal monitoring, we report to UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) to demonstrate that our investment of public funds delivers economic, social and cultural impact.

Demonstrating our effectiveness

NERC is developing a performance framework for its new Delivery Plan aligning with UKRI success measures, to ensure our priorities are aligned with government goals as well as our own. The framework will be finalised by the end of 2019 and details will be published here.


Evaluations are a retrospective assessment of performance. They are one of a range of processes which tell us how well we and our investments are performing.


NERC is committed to ensuring that sustainability is embedded across our entire investment portfolio. The NERC Sustainability Team are leading on the development of a new NERC responsibility policy and associated framework to deliver on this commitment.