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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. More details on how IRI uses data to inform its approaches are available here. 

The Center is comprised of thematic experts, researchers and global project staff who help IRI monitorand develop innovative approaches to addressemerging 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.  


Dr. Patrick Quirk, Senior Director, Strategy, Research and the Center for Global Impact