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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. 


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.

June 19, 2018

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.

June 14, 2018

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.

June 5, 2018

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.

May 14, 2018

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