The Indus is one of the longest rivers in the world, flowing through Afghanistan, China, India and Pakistan.

The lion's share of the basin falls in Pakistan (47 per cent) followed by India (39 percent), China (8 percent) and Afghanistan (6 percent) [FAO]. Some 300 million people live in and depend on the Indus River Basin for their livelihoods, including substantial agricultural, hydropower and industrial production. The river faces multiple challenges: the impacts of climate change, environmental degradation, population increase and demographic growth. The need to manage this resource for the benefit of all has never been greater.

Informing Change in the Indus Basin (ICIB) is a DFID-funded program led by IWMI, which supports cooperation and improved decision-making in the Indus Basin. ICIB aims to improve the way knowledge is managed and shared in the basin, supporting new forms of analysis and enhancing dialogue at different levels and through different channels across the basin. The programme has three components and six subcomponents