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.
Policy brief: beyond survival, refugees' pursuit of livelihoods in Jordan and Lebanon
Refugees in host countries like Jordan and Lebanon are desperate to rebuild their lives, but face significant barriers to finding employment.
Strategy 2020: the outcomes and evidence framework—evidence maps
The IRC created Evidence Maps to make accessing and interpreting research evidence quicker and easier.
Systematic cost analysis (SCAN) tool fact sheet
The IRC created and is piloting an innovative costing tool. The Systematic Cost Analysis (SCAN) tool will simplify the process of conducting cost analyses for country- based and technical staff, ultimately facilitating program decision-making processes to achieve greater reach and impact for crisis-affected populations.
Cost analysis methodology at the IRC
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼The IRC is committed to maximizing the impact of each dollar spent to improve clients' lives. If we have better information about the cost efficiency and cost effectiveness of our interventions, we will be more effective at doing so.
Cost effectiveness: community governance training
This analysis examines the cost effectiveness of the ingredients necessary and cost per person and cost per outcome achieved from a six-day leadership training course in Zimbabwe.
Cost efficiency: teacher professional development
This brief explores the relative costs of running these different professional development activities across nine programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Pakistan.
Cost effectiveness: parental coaching programs
This analysis examines the cost efficiency of two small-scale pilot parenting programs aimed at reducing violence and insecurity children might face within their homes.
Cost efficiency: malnutrition treatment
The analysis examines eight community management of acute malnutrition programs, looking at how variations in program features, as well as differences in the contexts in which these programs were run, impacted their cost efficiency.
Cost efficiency: non-food item distribution
This analysis compares the cost efficiency between non-food item programs and unconditional cash transfer programs.
Cost efficiency: legal case management
This analysis examines six legal case management projects in Iraq to asses whether local partners are more cost efficient than large international NGOs.