Demonstrating our effectiveness

We operate a performance management system, common to all the research councils, that ensures our priorities are aligned with government goals as well as our own.

Delivery Plan

The Delivery Plan is a medium-term (four-year) planning document that sets out the activities we will carry out to deliver our strategic priorities. We produce a new Delivery Plan for the start of each new government spending review period; our current Delivery Plan was produced in 2016 for the spending review period 2016-2020. It can be updated annually if there are major changes to NERC priorities.

Delivery Plans are available on the Reports page.


Elspeth Body
07395 799422

Annual Impact Report

The Impact Report uses case studies and quantitative measures to demonstrate how NERC's world-leading science is translated into knowledge, expertise and skills that stimulate economic growth and improve societal wellbeing.

We report on our performance in five target areas: UK competitive advantage, UK policy leadership, improving UK business performance, transforming public services and delivering highly skilled people.

Impact Reports are available on the Reports page.


Fiona Goff
01793 411593