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About Us

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.

We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, gender, and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

VISION

We believe strongly in a world where every person can play an essential role in the pursuit of life’s best ambitions.

MISSION

IREX promotes positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, gender and youth.

With more than 40 years of experience, IREX is guided by our enduring values and is committed to organizational excellence, measurable impact and thought leadership. We employ field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners.

VALUES

Our people – Our success depends on our people. We value our colleagues as individuals with a common commitment to quality and a shared belief that we can make a better world.

Integrity – IREX leads by example and values integrity in our relationships and in our work.

Respect – We respect the diversity of interests of our colleagues and local partners. IREX strives to understand the aspirations, needs and local culture of the people and communities where we work.

Inclusiveness – We promote tolerance, freedom and inclusive democratic values.

Empowerment – We believe people should be empowered to improve their lives. We assist local partners and individuals to shape their own future.

Professionalism – IREX values, supports and demands the highest standards of competence and professionalism in all our activities. We have a business mind and a nonprofit heart.

Creativity – We encourage our staff and partners to address problems in innovative ways, employing creative solutions and new technologies.

Commitment – IREX seeks the most appropriate, cost-effective and durable solutions. Lasting change is a process that requires commitment and sustained investment.