Refugee Response Index

RRI Update: Regional Workshops Completed

With less than a month to go until the Global Refugee Forum, the Refugee Response Index project team have been busily refining the methodology through a series of regional multi-stakeholder workshops in October and November. Held in Amman, Mexico City, Addis Ababa, and through a longitudinal approach in Spain, the workshops involved detailed consultation on the indicators with a broad range of experts, ensuring we are measuring the right things in the right way and considering all available data sources. The workshops also provided an opportunity to identify the different uses for the tool by national and international organisations, civil society groups, donors, states and others.

The workshops have stimulated much discussion and knowledge-sharing between refugee experts and practitioners at all levels. We are now reviewing the inputs from these sessions and we look forward to sharing our preliminary findings in a spotlight session during the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva on December 16. We are also developing a tool for partners in the field to collect data from refugees that will inform the design of the indicators.

The RRI analytical framework was defined in June 2017. It comprises 6 pillars that assess how states:

  • Behave towards refugees in flight
  • Provide legal recognition of their status
  • Uphold the political, social and economic rights of refugees and facilitate coverage of their needs
  • Create conditions for their self-reliance and integration, including challenging negative public misperceptions
  • Contribute to the international refugee system
  • Facilitate durable solutions

For more information contact Alesia O’Connor, aoconnor@daraint.org