Pilot Testing

The RRI Project Team have commenced pilot testing the RRI methodology in Kenya and Costa Rica in February 2021. Two country researchers have been engaged in each country to collect data on the 160+ indicators, with preliminary results expected in March 2021.

Preliminary Work

Work on the Refugee Response Index’s (RRI) commenced in 2017, with analysis of refugee legal and policy developments, including the review of international proposals to improve the global refugee system from the perspective of state action. This preliminary phase helped to shape the RRI analytical framework, including through identification of relevant elements for the qualitative and quantitative indicators comprising the index. Extensive consultations were held with leading experts in refugee law and policy from key institutions such as UNHCR, ICRC, World Refugee Council and CARE International.

Methodological Consolidation

The RRI conducted a methodological consolidation process in late 2019, which involved defining, evaluating and adapting the indicators comprised in the index. Regional workshops were held in Jordan, Mexico and Ethiopia, as well as a working session in Geneva, to collect feedback on the indicators in order to refine the methodology.

The index will feed into national, regional and UNHCR driven processes. This will include aligning RRI indicators with those developed as part of the Global Compact on Refugees, in order to provide more rigorous analysis of developments and accountability to the commitments made.

During the methodological consolidation phase, the RRI team has worked to equitably balance the indicators and adapt the analytical framework, so as to not penalize countries with differing capacities. Additionally, the development of cross-cutting indicators to assess Gender, Age, Diversity and a Multi-Stakeholder Approach have been included in the framework.

Pilot Testing

The RRI Project Team have commenced pilot testing the RRI methodology in Kenya and Costa Rica in February 2021. Two country researchers have been engaged in each country to collect data on the 160+ indicators, with preliminary results expected in March 2021.

Preliminary Work

Work on the Refugee Response Index’s (RRI) commenced in 2017, with analysis of refugee legal and policy developments, including the review of international proposals to improve the global refugee system from the perspective of state action. This preliminary phase helped to shape the RRI analytical framework, including through identification of relevant elements for the qualitative and quantitative indicators comprising the index. Extensive consultations were held with leading experts in refugee law and policy from key institutions such as UNHCR, ICRC, World Refugee Council and CARE International.

Methodological Consolidation

The RRI conducted a methodological consolidation process in late 2019, which involved defining, evaluating and adapting the indicators comprised in the index. Regional workshops were held in Jordan, Mexico and Ethiopia, as well as a working session in Geneva, to collect feedback on the indicators in order to refine the methodology.

The index will feed into national, regional and UNHCR driven processes. This will include aligning RRI indicators with those developed as part of the Global Compact on Refugees, in order to provide more rigorous analysis of developments and accountability to the commitments made.

During the methodological consolidation phase, the RRI team has worked to equitably balance the indicators and adapt the analytical framework, so as to not penalize countries with differing capacities. Additionally, the development of cross-cutting indicators to assess Gender, Age, Diversity and a Multi-Stakeholder Approach have been included in the framework.