A US-based nonprofit organization committed to international education in academic research, professional training and technical assistance.
Our mission is to build a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.
The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development.
IREX designs education programs and provides consulting that support lifelong learning. Programs focus on primary and secondary levels, through higher education, and continuing into professional training.
IREX media projects work with local partners to advance the professionalism and long-term economic sustainability of newspapers, radio, television, and new media. Working in transitional, conflict and post-conflict, and repressive environments, IREX uses specialized training, tailored consulting, and small grants to build skills for balanced, investigative reporting, better media management, and advocacy for press freedom.
What IREX delivers
IREX delivers value to its beneficiaries, partners, and donors through its holistic, people-centered approach to development and unique combination of traits. The sum of these parts is what distinguishes IREX.
Expertise: IREX brings expertise and experience in fields such as education, civil society, gender, media, governance, access to information, and youth employment.
Holistic approach: IREX works with partners to design and implement comprehensive approaches integrating a focus on people, institutions, and communities and an understanding of how they interact to advance prosperity and social justice.
Global relationships and presence: IREX maintains more than 20 offices globally and operates in more than 100 countries. We have a deep network of alumni and partners numbering in the tens of thousands.
Management acumen: IREX delivers quality, well-executed programs with professionalism and integrity.
Compassionate and caring approach: IREX treats its beneficiaries and partners with dignity, respect, and empathy, in a genuine spirit of collaboration.