Reports and resources
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Participatory Development in Fragile and Conflict-affected Contexts: An Impact Evaluation of the Tuungane 2 Program
Community Driven Development (CDD) is a bottom-up model of development that aims to put the people in the driver’s seat. This report presents findings from an evaluation of the Tuungane 2 program, a major CDD program in Eastern Congo, funded by the UK government and implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) between 2011 and 2014. The Tuungane 2 (T2) program was carried out in 1,025 Village Development Committee areas (VDCs) in the provinces of South Kivu, North Kivu, Maniema and Katanga, representing an estimated beneficiary population of around 1.7 million individuals. This study investigates to what extent Tuungane 2 activities are associated with improvements across five families of outcomes: 1) constructive engagement between service users and duty bearers; 2) improvements in service provisions in the health and education sector, 3) improvements in health and education; 4) improvements in governance related outcomes such as participation, accountability, efficiency, transparency and capture; and lastly 5) improvements in women’s empowerment.
Participatory Development in Fragile and Conflict-affected Contexts: An Impact Evaluation of Tuungane 1
Community Driven Development (CDD) is a bottom-up model of development that aims to put the people in the driver’s seat. This report presents findings from a long-term impact evaluation of the Tuungane 1 program, a major CDD program in Eastern Congo, funded by the UK government and implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and CARE International between 2007 and 2011. The evaluation focuses on three sets of key outcomes of interest to the program: 1) the quality of service provision in the health and education sectors; 2) health, education and economic welfare outcomes; and 3) women’s empowerment.
IRC needs assessment report: Mexico-northern border
A new IRC survey from the Mexico-U.S. border finds needs are overwhelming available services. Women and children are at risk.
David Miliband in The Guardian: The most vulnerable pay for Trump's 'manufactured crisis'
IRC chief says U.S. government ‘failing in its most basic responsibilities’ in its handling of border issues
Disorder by design: a manufactured U.S. emergency and the real crisis in Central America
This IRC report reveals the manufactured tensions created by the Trump administration at the U.S.-Mexico border and the real crisis in Central America, and recommends solutions.
The IRC’s top research findings from 2018 and 2019
This document highlights the International Rescue Committee's top insights from 2018 and those to watch out for in 2019.
The IRC’s research: looking back on 2018, looking forward in 2019
This document summarizes research findings and ongoing research across all IRC outcomes throughout 2018 and 2019.
Client Responsiveness Measurement Framework
The Client Responsiveness Measurement Framework aims to help organisations monitor, assess and verify how well they are “putting people at the centre” by using inputs and feedback from affected people in decision-making around aid programmes.
A Guide for Client Responsive Staff Management
The purpose of A Guide for Client Responsive Staff Management is to provide guidance and resources to staff of humanitarian agencies on the competencies required to develop a client responsive orientation.
Everything on her shoulders: rapid assessment on gender and violence against women and girls in the Ebola outbreak in Beni, DRC
In December 2018, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) completed an assessment in Beni, DRC, with the aim of examining the effects of the EVD outbreak and response on women and girls, and specifically how the outbreak has impacted women and girls’ experience of violence, also considering the pre-existing context of insecurity in which they live.