We are driven by development impact and our belief that policy can make a real difference to people’s lives. What do we mean by impact? It’s not simply the point at which people’s lives are changed – though it does include that. We know that impact can start from the initial discussions with policymakers; the first diagnostics and studies and the first outlines of strategy and policy. Impact can also mean the first attempts to devise an actionable and transparent budget or the first performance reports and evaluations from a project aiming to support inclusive development.