IRI is the premier international democracy-development organization. Our nonpartisan, nongovernmental Institute has performed high-impact work in more than 100 countries since 1983—in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa—and currently has offices in 40 countries worldwide.
We are growing every day, and joining together with new partners to fund and implement projects. Our workforce is expanding globally with IRI experts including field staff and DC-based program personnel.
In addition to our esteemed Board of Directors, IRI established the International Advisory Council of recognized global leaders who share our vision. IRI’s worldwide network broadens our institutional capacity to maintain longstanding relationships and deliver sustainable results.
IRI works with organizations and individuals across the globe to help citizens build democratic societies that are open and responsible, accountable and resilient. Collaboration is essential to fulfilling our mission in rapidly changing international landscapes. As an organization, we are agile. That allows us to quickly respond to critical, frequently dangerous situations.
The International Republican Institute advances democracy and freedom. We link people with their governments, guide politicians to be responsive to citizens, and motivate people to engage in the political process.