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.
(Un)welcome: the state of refugee resettlement in America
Refugee resettlement in America has hit an all-time low. The IRC's exclusive report uncovers how and why it must change.
Kenya: citizens’ perceptions on refugees
This report attempts to illuminate key issues concerning Kenyan citizens’ perceptions on refugee reception and response, as well as their attitudes toward the establishment of durable solutions.
Uganda: citizens’ perceptions on refugees
This report attempts to illuminate key issues concerning the reception and response of the citizens of Uganda to refugees, as well as their attitudes toward the establishment of durable solutions.
Improving Large-Scale Mobile Money Disbursements
Humanitarian mobile money disbursements are often hampered by liquidity and performance constraints throughout the cash delivery ecosystem – from Retail Agents to mobile money service providers. This report documents and provides an analysis of the challenges encountered in the process of delivering humanitarian bulk payments and presents key recommendations for humanitarian organizations, mobile money service providers, and donors alike to overcome these constraints.
International Rescue Committee Annual Report 2017
Year after year, the IRC brings hope and lifesaving care to millions whose lives have been shattered by crisis. We are proud to present our 2017 Annual Report, which offers a glimpse into our work—and the impact of generous support from governments, corporations, foundations and individuals.
Seven steps to scaling cash relief
In 2016 we joined other donors and humanitarian actors to commit to increase the use of humanitarian cash as part of the Grand Bargain, an agreement negotiated between donors and aid organisations. Since then, we have implemented a set of organisational reforms to achieve such a scale up which are of relevance to the wider humanitarian community.
Client-Responsive programming framework: IRC’s approach to accountable programming
The Client-Responsive programming framework outlines the IRC approach to accountability to affected populations.
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.
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.
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.