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.
Client responsiveness: introduction and FAQ
This guidance introduces what Client-Responsive programming is, why it is important to the IRC, how it is delivered and respond to a number of frequently asked questions (for example why does the IRC uses the term “client” instead of “beneficiary”?)
Feedback to Action: Strategies to improve the use of feedback in programmatic decision-making
This report summarizes the learnings from a research project conducted by IRC, in partnership with CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, to identify factors that enable feedback utilization in programmatic decision-making within humanitarian agencies.
Public service delivery in contexts of urban displacement
This paper discusses how humanitarian actors may help strengthen existing service delivery infrastructures and assist local service providers to meet increasing demand from displaced populations.
No safe place
The study used quantitative and qualitative methods to explore the situation of women and girls in ve settings in South Sudan: Juba City, Juba County, Rumbek Centre, two Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites in Juba, and one PoC site in Bentiu.
A safe place to shine
Creating Opportunities through Mentoring, Parental Involvement and Safe Spaces (COMPASS) was implemented with refugees living in camps on the Sudan/Ethiopia border, conflict-affected communities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and displaced populations in north-west Pakistan.
East Mosul, Iraq labor market assessment
The International Rescue Committee produced this labor market assessment in East Mosul, Iraq, to provide insights into the market context for the purposes of humanitarian and early recovery response.
Treating malnutrition in the community
The IRC conducted a pilot in South Sudan to determine the feasibility of low-literate community health workers providing treatment for severe acute malnutrition in their communities.
Escaping the subprime trap: Lessons from auto-lending to refugees on the fast track to economic integration
The results of the IRC’s research suggest that expansion of socially-minded consumer financing paired with financial education, and other asset-building programs, could help more low-income families achieve financial stability and at the same time reduce the risks the current subprime auto loan market represents to the overall U.S. economy.
Designing for a change in perspective: embracing client perspectives in humanitarian project design
This report reflects key learning about agencies’ practices and barriers to collect and use client perspectives in humanitarian project design.
A new model for delivering cash relief
The IRC’s cash research priorities aim to understand how best cash can be delivered to achieve greater scale and better outcomes for people affected by crises. This briefing shares the results of the IRC’s year-long research and development effort to improve the speed and cost efficiency of delivering cash assistance.