The pilot test for the Refugee Response Index (RRI) in Kenya and Costa Rica is commencing this month, with support from the European Commission (DG-INTPA). Two senior researchers in each country have been engaged to conduct the data collection and provide feedback on the methodology, with a view to publishing the results in the coming months.

The country experts in Kenya are Drs Michael Owiso and Dulo Nyaoro.

In Costa Rica, Drs Koen Voorend and Juan José Guilarte will lead the data collection process.

The RRI is a multi-dimensional Index designed to assess country’s contributions to refugee response in a comprehensive, independent and global manner: from access to asylum and recognition as refugees through to durable solutions and enjoyment of rights. An important aspect of the success of the RRI pilot phase will be the quality and diversity of the information and views and data collected. To that end, the RRI Project Team and country researchers are reaching out to a broad range of actors involved in supporting the refugee response in the respective countries, as well as refugees themselves. We look forward to sharing the initial findings of the pilot process and the final methodology in the coming months.