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Research at the IRC
“The important thing is to not stop questioning” –Albert Einstein
This wise recommendation represents the International Rescue Committee’s strong commitment to research, evaluation and learning. Appropriately, it comes from the great scientist and humanitarian at whose suggestion our organization was founded in 1933. Over 75 years later, our work is driven by equal parts of passion and proof, ideals and ideas. This principle of rigorous inquiry and examination guides the way in which we design our programs and deliver our services.
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Questions we’re asking:
- What teaching methods can be used in low resource classrooms to rapidly improve children’s reading fluency in early grades?
- What sort of household economic and social assistance is most effective at improving child education and nutrition?
- Does greater women’s participation in community decision making producebetter outcomes for a community’s governance, social cohesion and welfare?
- In areas of extreme poverty, does a combined mental health and economic intervention improve social, physical, and economic well-being for survivors of sexual violence?
March 14, 2012 | Blog
A wise suggestion from Albert Einstein, the great scientist and humanitarian at whose suggestion the IRC was founded in 1933. Today would have been Einstein's 133rd birthday.