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The International Rescue Committee uses our learning and experience to assist people affected by crisis and shape humanitarian policy and practice. Browse our research and resources. 


The International Rescue Committee's Gender Action Plan

The Gender Action Plan is a roadmap to achieving a scorecard of 16 metrics IRC is committed to monitoring to promote gender equality internally among staff.

June 7, 2019

International Rescue Committee Annual Report 2018

The 2018 Annual Report showcases the life-changing work of IRC staff in the United States and around the world—and the impact of generous support from individuals, foundations, corporations and governments.

June 4, 2019

New Responses to the Refugee Crisis: Promises & Challenges in Cameroon: A case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations

A case study that analyses the potential impact of World Bank financing to support refugees and host communities in Cameroon.

June 1, 2019

IRC in the U.S. - Workforce Development

Delivered in 26 cities across the U.S., the International Rescue Committee's workforce development programs are designed to help an exceptionally diverse group of new Americans and other vulnerable populations enter employment and build careers.

May 16, 2019

RescueWorks: Building America's new workforce

Job training programs for new Americans are proven to reduce labor shortages and restore communities’ economic vitality.

May 15, 2019

Pushing the boundaries of humanitarianism: a survey of the ethical landscape

The report provides an overview of ethnical challenges facing the humanitarian system, leveraging insights gained from academics and practitioners from around the humanitarian community.

May 8, 2019

Needs Assessment Report: Burkina Faso - Sahel Region

The International Rescue Committee entered Burkina Faso in late March to begin an emergency needs assessment. The assessment began in Ouagadougou to conduct key informant interviews with other actors in country and to determine the priority location for this assessment, details of which are included below. Primary data collection was then conducted in Djibo to better understand priority needs of displaced Burkinabe and any gaps in the services currently available.

May 6, 2019

Activist Toolkit: Trump Administration attacks low-income immigrants

Take action to stop a new proposal by the Trump administration that would make it harder for nearly two-thirds of all immigrants to access the immigration system.

April 29, 2019

Reality makes our decisions: ethical challenges in humanitarian health in situations of extreme violence

A report examining ethical challenges in humanitarian contexts where violence targets civilians, particularly health personnel.

April 26, 2019

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.

April 19, 2019