Search form

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. 


Securing SDG progress and inclusion for refugees

Businesses across sectors call on governments to take stronger action to improve the lives of refugees.

September 24, 2019

Missing Persons: Refugees Left Out and Left Behind in the SDGs

A new report from the International Rescue Committee indicates that the world’s refugee population is absent from the Sustainable Development Goals, despite having increased 47% since the SDGs were adopted in 2015.

September 23, 2019

Left in limbo

Building on new research from the IRC on positive market conditions in Cox’s Bazar, this brief highlights the untapped potential of livelihoods programming to increase self-reliance and economic empowerment for affected communities.

September 17, 2019

Cost-efficiency analysis of basic needs programs

This document discusses the methodological decisions which arise when conducting cost-efficiency analysis, and suggests a standard approach for dealing with these issues in the context of humanitarian basic needs programs.

September 17, 2019

The IRC joins legal brief opposing the Trump administration's latest asylum ban

The IRC joined a group of twenty four NGOs and law school clinics in filing an amicus curiae (or “friend of the court”) brief in support of legal efforts to block implementation of an administration policy that would prevent people from applying for asylum if they traveled through another country before arriving at the U.S. southern border.

September 5, 2019

10 things to know about the global refugee crisis and America’s lack of leadership

On the heels of news that the Trump Administration is considering resettling zero refugees next year, a new IRC report shows that America’s retreat from global leadership in refugee protection comes at a time of acute global crisis.

July 30, 2019

RescueWorks: Unlocking Refugee Women's Potential

The IRC's research shows that refugee women could generate up to $1.4 trillion to annual global GDP if employment and wage gaps were closed.

July 24, 2019

Working with detained populations in Greece and Libya

This study explores the ethical challenges that the International Rescue Committee faced in its work with detained migrant and asylum-seeking populations in Greece and Libya over the past four years.

July 9, 2019

Access to Justice for Rohingya and Host Community in Cox's Bazar

This report based on the findings of an assessment that aimed at improving the understanding of key factors affecting the newly arrived Rohingya as well as the established refugee community and the host communities to access justice systems in Bangladesh. The report outlines the current context, the existing legal framework of the Rohingya in Bangladesh and key actors with influencing access to justice mechanisms.

July 8, 2019

Innovative financing for responses to refugee crises

This report provides an overview and assessment of innovative financing concepts and instruments that could be applied to support the response to refugee crises.

June 20, 2019