Center for Global Impact

The International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Global Impact cultivates innovative, evidence-based programming and provides resources, tools, and expertise to IRI staff to advance democracy worldwide. The Center also leads IRI’s institutional efforts on monitoring, evaluation, and learning and applied research, ensuring our programs are based on the latest evidence and designed to achieve impact.

The Center is comprised of thematic experts, researchers, and global project staff who help IRI monitor—and develop innovative approaches to address—emerging trends and challenges to democracy.

Together, Center staff enhance IRI’s work on priority thematic areas by identifying and sharing evidence-based practices across the Institute. Priority cross-cutting technical areas include political processes, electoral transitions, governance and anti-corruption, countering foreign authoritarian influence, conflict prevention and stabilization, and digital democracy.

Working closely with IRI’s regional divisions, the Center also manages cross-regional and thematic projects that allow the Institute to develop, test, and scale-up new programming approaches. 

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Matt
Lakin

Senior Advisor, Political Parties and Political Engagement

Lauren
Mooney

Senior Specialist, Conflict Prevention and Stabilization

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Building and supporting networks is central to the advancement of democracy, expansion of human rights, and establishment of good governance.…

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