Reports and resources
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.
Left in limbo
Building on new research from the IRC on positive market conditions in Cox’s Bazar, this brief highlights the untapped potential of livelihoods programming to increase self-reliance and economic empowerment for affected communities.
Cost-efficiency analysis of basic needs programs
This document discusses the methodological decisions which arise when conducting cost-efficiency analysis, and suggests a standard approach for dealing with these issues in the context of humanitarian basic needs programs.
The IRC joins legal brief opposing the Trump administration's latest asylum ban
The IRC joined a group of twenty four NGOs and law school clinics in filing an amicus curiae (or “friend of the court”) brief in support of legal efforts to block implementation of an administration policy that would prevent people from applying for asylum if they traveled through another country before arriving at the U.S. southern border.
10 things to know about the global refugee crisis and America’s lack of leadership
On the heels of news that the Trump Administration is considering resettling zero refugees next year, a new IRC report shows that America’s retreat from global leadership in refugee protection comes at a time of acute global crisis.
RescueWorks: Unlocking Refugee Women's Potential
The IRC's research shows that refugee women could generate up to $1.4 trillion to annual global GDP if employment and wage gaps were closed.
Working with detained populations in Greece and Libya
This study explores the ethical challenges that the International Rescue Committee faced in its work with detained migrant and asylum-seeking populations in Greece and Libya over the past four years.
Access to Justice for Rohingya and Host Community in Cox's Bazar
This report based on the findings of an assessment that aimed at improving the understanding of key factors affecting the newly arrived Rohingya as well as the established refugee community and the host communities to access justice systems in Bangladesh. The report outlines the current context, the existing legal framework of the Rohingya in Bangladesh and key actors with influencing access to justice mechanisms.
Innovative financing for responses to refugee crises
This report provides an overview and assessment of innovative financing concepts and instruments that could be applied to support the response to refugee crises.
With record high global displacement numbers, how is the U.S. responding?
Today, we face an unprecedented global crisis. Find out what the numbers tell us and what Congress can do to help.
World Bank Financing to Support Refugees and Their Hosts: Recommendations for IDA19
In its 18th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA18, covering 2017–2020), the World Bank made a game-changing decision to create a US$2 billion financing window to support low-income countries hosting large numbers of refugees.