Our society, economy and lifestyles have an impact on the natural resources. The more we grow and develop the bigger the potential impact. The role of policy planning and analysis unit is to help the country our communities find a balance so that our impacts do not diminish the natural capital of the nation. IRA is one of the highly reputed institutions within the country. Most Government organs see IRA as a partner to the policy making process, especially in the areas of land use planning and land resource mapping, natural resource management, human resource development, remote sensing and environmental impact assessment (EIA). IRA experts are members of the Board of Directors of various government organs. This aspect is important because it demonstrates how our work can make impact at the policy making level.