As a result of previously instituted staff and structural changes, the year under review in this annual report was a period of consolidation and transformation. This has led to a time of growth, increased productivity and greater public visibility for the IPPR.

Developing new projects with a growing number of local, regional and international research partner organizations and raising financial support for them from a widening range of donors in an increasingly difficult funding climate were the main challenges facing the Institute, following the appointment of Mr. Graham Hopwood as Executive Director in January 2008.