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Including multilateral agencies and intergovernmental organisations, nonprofits, NGOs and foundations


The work of International Development organisations is versatile and multidimensional. Organisations within this area tackle a range of challenging, interconnected social, economic and geopolitical issues relating to poverty, hunger and malnutrition, education, gender inequality and violence, democracy, injustice, and more. Many International Development agencies provide programmes to support their various mandates with focus around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SRI Executive collaborates with multilaterals, national and international NGOs, and foundations on executive search and strategies required to tackle the complex development issues they face.


Some examples of International Development organisations we have worked with are: UNICEF, UNDP, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Trade Organization, ICCROM, International IDEA, Oxfam, Fairtrade, the World Food Programme, Women’s Link and more.

Sustainability Expand Expand

Including climate & environment, agriculture & agri research, and renewable energy & clean technology


We’re already witnessing the impact of greenhouse gas emissions, the global rise in temperature,  extreme weather and a host of other climate-related issues on public health, food and water, migration, peace and security. Climate change poses new and unpredictable challenges for reaching the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and threatens the progress we’ve made. Climate-related changes disproportionately impact impoverished, landlocked and coastal communities, and there is concern over the ability of less developed communities to adapt to climate stressors.


Development organisations recognise their approach to tackling all thematic issues associated with the SDGs will include consideration for climate adaptation and mitigation. SRI Executive supports organisations that are transforming energy, agricultural and urban infrastructure and industrial systems, as well as those working for conservation and environmentally friendly practices to mitigate the impacts of climate change.


Some examples of Sustainability organisations we’ve worked with are: UNFCCC, WWF, UNEP, the Global Green Growth Institute, SEforALL, CGIAR, Ramsar, IUCN and more.

Global Health Expand Expand

Including organisations working within development health.


Global Health is both a major development area and a reliable indicator of how global development is progressing. Take these simple statistics which the World Health Organization uses as SDG-indicators: The global maternal mortality ratio is estimated at 211 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births (2017). The global infant mortality rate is 29 deaths per 1,000 births (2017).


These data are not only impacted by progress in the medical field, but also by a myriad of context-specific factors. Cultural practices, social stigmas, lack of protection for vulnerable communities, poor education, climate change, sanitation and water security, government healthcare policies and the global lack of urgency to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are among a few factors affecting poor health in certain areas. Many health organisations are focusing on the potential of technology to improve affordable healthcare access, education, health and safety conditions, and healthcare solutions.

SRI Executive works with Global Health organisations who target pressing health issues and vulnerable populations through medical research, health investment, market access for health solutions, education and advocacy.


Some examples of global health organisations we’ve worked with are: WHO, IntraHealth International, APLMA, FHI 360, TB Alliance, Planned Parenthood Global, ACHAP, GAIN, World Mosquito Program and more.

Development Finance Expand Expand

Including IFIs, grant bodies and impact investors


Four years after adopting the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, adequate financing remains a significant hurdle to achieving the SDGs by 2030. Official Development Assistance (ODA) remains the top form of development funding, at USD 146 billion in 2017, but DFIs have grown from almost USD 12 billion in annual investments in 2000 to USD 87 billion in 2017. Meanwhile, impact investing has continued to grow, with the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) estimating the size of the global impact investing market to be USD 502 billion.


Still, the UN estimates that USD 2.5 billion is needed per year to tackle the SDGs and has called on the international community to reshape national and international finance systems to align with sustainable development.


We work with International Finance Institutions, including Multilateral Development Banks and Multilateral Financial Institutions, as well as Grant Bodies and Impact Investors who provide not just aid, but also sustainable business solutions and investments to address social issues.


Some examples of Development Finance institutions we’ve worked with are: Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, IFC, the Rockefeller Foundation, Clarmondial, the Global Innovation Fund, and more.

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SDG Four aims to ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, just over 10 per cent of primary and 20 per cent of secondary-school aged children across the world were not in school (UNICEF, 2019). In 2020, one in three children were unable to access remote learning while their schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic (UNICEF, 2021). Poverty is the main barrier to accessing education although girls and children with disabilities face the greatest obstacles. SRI Executive collaborates with global development organisations, such as UNICEF, that support access to education for the most disadvantaged children across the world.


We also partner with leading global research and development institutes and universities. These organisations cut across disciplines to find solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges. They have the potential to dramatically improve the wellbeing of people across the globe. We work with them to identify leading experts in their field and develop exceptional leaders.


Some examples of research institutes and universities we’ve worked with are: 

ADAPT – Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) International Research Centre, Asian Institute of Technology, Columba University, Centre of Universities for Global Health, Insight – SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, John Hopkins University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Maynooth University (NUIM),  The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), Oxford Martins, The Stockholm Resilience Centre, Trinity College Dublin’s (TCD) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub and The Learnovate Centre, University of the Philippines and the Wageningen University.