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.
"Sadness, we are full of sadness" Ebola's psychosocial toll on frontline health workers
Health care workers were at high risk of infection during the Ebola epidemic. They suffered physically, but also socially and emotionally. For many, these consequences remain unaddressed.
Making electronic payments work for humanitarian response
This report builds the case for electronic payment preparedness to support humanitarian interventions by providing a baseline analysis of existing donor support for electronic payment preparedness and actual electronic payment preparedness needs in select high-risk disaster prone countries.
Untapped humanitarian demand: A business case for expanding digital financial services
The International Rescue Committee commissioned Strategy Impact Advisors to build a return on investment (ROI) model to estimate whether or not a business case exists for expanded coverage of digital financial services in crisis-prone areas.
Summary and recommendations: Making electronic payments work for humanitarian response // Untapped humanitarian demand: A business case for expanding digital financial services
To realize a global scale-up in cash transfers, countries facing crises must have the necessary infrastructure and financial services in place to make payments safely and efficiently.
Client Voice and Choice learning exchange
The IRC hosted the Client Responsive Humanitarian Action Learning Exchange on March 17 and 18, 2016, bringing together a diverse range of participants to share experiences and ideas on how to best deliver humanitarian programming that is more responsive to the needs and perspectives of clients.
Social accountability: overview of approaches and case studies
This briefing paper provides an overview of social accountability approaches and key factors to consider when designing a social accountability intervention.
The ebola lessons reader: what’s being said, what’s missing and why it matters
A comprehensive review of Ebola reports offer valuable solutions, but they also perpetuate problems by ignoring fundamental realities.
Guidance note: community participation and social accountability in health programs
The purpose of this guidance note is to review mechanisms for social accountability in health programs, provide guidance on deciding whether it is feasible to implement such activities, and outline the process of designing, implementing, and monitoring them.
Market overview of small and medium enterprises in Beirut and Mount Lebanon
The Syrian crisis has led to an influx of more than 1.2 million refugees into Lebanon, creating severe economic, political and social strains. To better understand the effect of these strains on employers this report seeks to identify how to support the private sector to buffer the impact of the Syrian crisis on host countries and on refugees living there.
Working with markets across sectors and outcomes
This paper aims to articulate why markets are at the core of the IRC’s programming in economic recovery and development and beyond and how the IRC does and should engage with markets across sectors.