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HQ Country
United States
Office locations
United States
Where they work
Modality of engagement
Advocacy and agenda setting, Project implementation, Research/analysis/knowledge production
Thematic area
Anti-corruption, Civil society strengthening, Countering authoritarianism, Democracy assistance, Gender equality & rights, Media freedom, Social movements/collective action, Technology and democracy, Transparency & open government, Youth

We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive.

Around the globe, persistent poverty, repression, and injustice prevent too many people from achieving their full potential. To address these problems, we focus on people, not on buildings, roads, or wells. We support individuals and institutions to create change in their own communities—and to create person-to-person bridges between nations.

We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.

IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Our work includes reducing corruptionstopping misinformation, and building social trust.

IREX formed a strategic partnership with Development Gateway, a mission-driven, nonprofit organization that leverages data to help people and communities improve their lives.  The partnership positions Development Gateway as a subsidiary of IREX.

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