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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. 


Client-Responsive programming framework: IRC’s approach to accountable programming

The Client-Responsive programming framework outlines the IRC approach to accountability to affected populations.

April 30, 2018

Still in search of work - Creating jobs for Syrian refugees: An update on the Jordan compact

This brief focuses on recommendations for the Jordanian government and its local and international partners to ensure that more sustainable job opportunities are generated and the needs of both Syrian refugees and Jordanians are met.

April 24, 2018

Guidance on client-responsive project design

This guidance helps humanitarian staff to design and implement projects that are client-responsive, as well as how to overcome common challenges they may face.

April 18, 2018

Research at the IRC

The IRC generates robust evidence across crisis-affected contexts that is based on, and contributes to, an existing body of knowledge; fills critical gaps in our understanding; and can inform decision-making and be translated into action. This document summarizes the IRC’s ongoing and completed research studies. The research presented here is organized by outcome area, with each study listed only once. However, many studies are crosscutting and could apply to more than one outcome.

April 17, 2018

Tackling the realities of protracted displacement: case studies on what’s working and where we can do better

This brief makes four overarching recommendations to address these challenges and ensure implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees and World Bank financing leads to positive changes in the lives and livelihoods of refugees and host communities.

April 17, 2018

Client responsive programming core resource manual

This manual contains the key tools and guidance needed for International Rescue Committee country teams to design and implement client-responsive programming.

April 12, 2018

They die of bombs, we die of need: impact of collapsing public health systems in Yemen

The right to critical life-saving health services of 9.8 million Yemenis caught in the intractable civil war has not received adequate policy and media attention leading to a dire humanitarian crisis especially for mothers and children.

March 26, 2018

She knows best: engaging girls in adolescent programming  

With the support of the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the IRC piloted a new approach to increase access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care for adolescents in Goma, DRC. This report highlights the strategy developed to address foundational facility and community-level barriers that prevent adolescents from accessing and receiving quality SRH services. 

March 21, 2018

The Long Road Home: achieving durable solutions to displacement in Iraq

This report traces the challenges that Iraqi families in Anbar displaced by the war against Islamic State (ISIS) face as they attempt to return home.

February 27, 2018

The Child Labor Project

In an effort to provide concrete harmonized guidance and tools to critical frontline staff who support working children and their families, the International Rescue Committee, with the support of UNICEF, developed a set of child labor materials to be piloted and used in 2017 by multiple Child Protection agencies in Lebanon and beyond.

February 23, 2018