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.
Developing questions for program and process evaluations
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has created this guidance to help researchers develop and select guiding questions for process and program evaluations.
Developing questions for impact evaluations
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has created this guidance to help researchers develop and choose guiding questions for an impact evaluation.
From Response to Resilience: Working with Cities and City Plans to Address Urban Displacement
This paper argues for an improved humanitarian response to urban displacement crises by working directly with municipal authorities and through a resilience lens. It draws on the International Rescue Committee (IRC)’s collaboration with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) and engagement with two municipal authorities, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
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.