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.
Learning from Lesbos: Lessons from the IRC's emergency response in the urban areas of Lesbos
This report underlines the importance of a coordinated and collaborative approach to emergency response in urban areas. The recommendations, addressed primarily to humanitarian actors, reflect lessons learned from the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) initial emergency response programming on the island of Lesbos, Greece, between September 2015 and March 2016.
Forced displacement in urban areas: what needs to be done
The average length of displacement is between 20 to 30 years and 6 out of 10 refugees are in urban areas, in cities and towns across the globe. At least half of all IDPs are also in urban areas.
Violence prevention and response at the International Rescue Committee
The Violence, Prevention and Response (VPR) unit implements programming that prevents violence against women, children, especially girls, and other vulnerable groups, and responds to it when it does occur.
Research, evaluation and learning at the International Rescue Committee: outcomes and measurement
Rather than measure success by outputs that result from activities, the IRC is invested in interventions proven to be effective based on our research and experience.
Research, evaluation and learning at the International Rescue Committee: evidence generating for effectiveness
In cases where evidence is weak or does not exist, the IRC is committed to generating evidence. Evidence generation strengthens the IRC’s understanding of what works to achieve outcomes in humanitarian settings.
Research, evaluation and learning at the International Rescue Committee: evidence based for effectiveness
The IRC is committed to understanding and applying the best available evidence to our programs in order to achieve outcomes for clients affected by conflict and crisis.
Research, evaluation and learning at the International Rescue Committee: best use of resources
The Best Use of Resources initiative aims to increase the IRC’s own effectiveness, and the effectiveness of the humanitarian system as a whole.
Research, evaluation and learning at the International Rescue Committee
The IRC maintains a dedicated professional Research, Evaluation and Learning (REL) Technical Unit team to ensure that the organization is both outcomes driven and evidence based in its approach.
Reproductive health at the International Rescue Committee
The IRC supports simple, cost-effective and proven interventions that result in fewer unplanned pregnancies, safer pregnancy and childbirth, and reduced physical and emotional harm from gender-based violence.
Nutrition at the International Rescue Committee
In acute emergencies, the IRC implements community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) to ensure that children and pregnant lactating women get the treatment they need. As countries evolve from emergencies to rebuilding, the IRC prioritizes the prevention and treatment of malnutrition.