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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. 

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The right to the city for urban displaced

This report presents an analysis
 of the challenges that displaced populations face 
in accessing services and achieving self-reliance in
 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, a developing and fast-growing city.

January 31, 2017
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Tuungane: community-driven reconstruction program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and its partners implemented a large-scale community-driven reconstruction (CDR) program called Tuungane (“Let’s unite” in the local Kiswahili language) from 2007 to 2016.

January 30, 2017
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Note de politiques et pratiques: une meilleure gestion et redevabilité : des conditions pour un meilleur accès et une plus grande qualité de l’éducation primaire en République Démocratique du Congo?

Note de politiques et pratiques: une meilleure gestion et redevabilité : des conditions pour un meilleur accès et une plus grande qualité de l’éducation primaire en République Démocratique du Congo?

January 30, 2017
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Improved management and accountability: Conditions for better access and quality of primary education in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

This paper argues knowing how school systems are managed and how accountable school directors are to parents is crucial when intervening to strengthen the delivery of education services.

January 27, 2017
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Social network analysis handbook: connecting the dots in humanitarian programs

The following handbook is designed to provide a step by step guide to the application of Social Network Analysis for the IRC.

January 17, 2017
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Client responsive programming framework

This framework articulates the IRC’s Client-Responsive Programming Approach. The Framework provides an overarching direction, systematises practices and sets a quality benchmark for the IRC in delivering client-responsive programming.

January 12, 2017
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Client Voice and Choice Initiative / Ground Truth case study – Greece, Women’s Protection & Empowerment (WPE) and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

The IRC's Client Voice and Choice initiative and Ground Truth Solutions are piloting an approach to better understand and strengthen how humanitarian assistance incorporates the preferences, aspirations, and expectations of the people at the focus of aid. This document details the methodology and findings of the pilot examining the Women’s Protection & Empowerment (WPE) and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) services being delivered in camps serving refugees in northern Greece.

December 31, 2016
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Client Voice and Choice Initiative / Ground Truth case study – Kenya, Health

The IRC's Client Voice and Choice initiative and Ground Truth Solutions are piloting an approach to better understand and strengthen how humanitarian assistance incorporates the preferences, aspirations, and expectations of the people at the focus of aid. This document details the methodology and findings of the pilot examining the health program being delivered in Kakuma camp in Kenya.

December 31, 2016
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IRC senior education director Sarah Smith named as one of Foreign Policy's Global Thinkers 2016

The Muppets are embarking on humanitarian missions. In spring 2016, Sherrie Westin, executive vice president of global impact and philanthropy for the Sesame Workshop, and Sarah Smith, a director at the International Rescue Committee, announced a collaboration to develop educational programs for refugee children.

December 12, 2016
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A review of context analysis tools for urban humanitarian response

This desk review aims to provide an audit and analysis of existing context analysis tools along the themes of governance and power analysis; vulnerability, social and conflict analysis; and urban systems analysis.

December 6, 2016

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