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.
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.
Mental health at the International Rescue Committee
the IRC is dedicated to helping people affected by conflict access mental health and psychosocial support. We work to ensure that people can receive care and manage treatment for themselves and their families, from the earliest stages of crisis through recovery.
Immunization at the International Rescue Committee
The IRC is committed to bringing life-saving immunization to children in the most challenging and hard-to reach areas. We work in 18 fragile, crisis-affected countries to ensure that caregivers and infants can access immunizations.
Clinical care for survivors of gender-based violence at the International Rescue Committee
For more than 20 years, the IRC has been breaking down barriers that prevent gender-based violence survivors from disclosing violence and seeking services. We continue to work in areas that need it the most, which are characterized by insecurity, displacement and weak health systems.