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.
Using ICT to facilitate access to information and accountability to affected populations in urban areas
This report outlines the findings from an assessment of ServiceInfo and Refugee.Info, drawing on perspectives and reflections from stakeholders across the humanitarian spectrum, including affected populations themselves. The objectives of this study were to describe how these platforms work, provide recommendations for how they might be improved, and explore how these platforms might become more sustainable over time. The findings within this report are intended for both internal IRC audiences as well as external audiences within the sector interested in ICT solutions for affected populations in urban crises.
16 key lessons on collecting and using client feedback: highlights from the IRC Client Voice and Choice / Ground Truth Solutions pilots
This brief reflects key learning about effective collection and use of client feedback, drawn from the IRC's pilots of the Ground Truth Solutions' constituent voice methodology.
Poor shelter conditions: Threats to health, safety and dignity
International Rescue Committee report analyzing overcrowded camp conditions in Sittwe in Myanmar's Rakhine State, and their impact on health and protection
Jordan Compact evidence based policy review – April 2017
This policy review examines the evidence for interventions proposed as part of the Jordan Compact, and their impact for individuals, labor markets, and local economies.
Financial capability for new Americans: lessons from early interventions with refugees
Drawing on data from more than 2,400 refugee households, as well as the International Rescue Committee’s work in 28 U.S. cities, this report aims to inform future program models in order to create more effective and responsive approaches to building financial capability, lasting economic security for all New Americans.
Integrated community case management in acute and protracted emergencies: case study for South Sudan
The report describes a mixed-methods case study conducted by the IRC and UNICEF of the impact of acute emergency on iCCM programming in Payinjiar County, South Sudan.
Urgent action needed to avert famine in Yemen: IRC Situational Briefing – April 20, 2017
Breaches of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law during the two-year old conflict have precipitated the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, affecting 18 million people.
Rapid access expansion program (RAcE): faster, better, lower cost
Using simplified pictorial tools and a modified training curriculum to improve the quality and reduce the cost of integrated community case management (iCCM) in the Democratic Republic of Congo
A compact agreement is an innovative model for bringing together donors, development and humanitarian agencies, the private sector, and civil society under host-country leadership to achieve sustainable outcomes for refugees and host communities. We offer three key principles and 10 recommendations for policymakers to build effective compacts for refugee-hosting nations.
One year stranded & what's changed?
It is one year since the introduction of Europe’s flawed migration policies to close borders along the Western Balkan route and return migrants and refugees to Turkey, leaving thousands stranded in Greece. This update provides an overview of the current situation in Greece, and sets out what eight national and international responding agencies see as the most urgent issues to address and the major concerns with Europe’s response to this crisis.