What is the Refugee Response Index (RRI)?

The RRI is an index that monitors and assesses countries’ response to refugees in a comprehensive manner. 

Across its six pillars, the RRI sets out to cover all main components of the multi-dimensional refugee response.

The RRI acknowledges different and complementary contributions of states as a necessary first step towards fair responsibility-sharing, without penalizing those with differing capacities. It includes all countries that are;

  • Hosting refugee populations;
  • Contributing to sustaining the global refugee system; and/or
  • Facilitating durable solutions for refugees.

The RRI constitutes a baseline of country performance in support of the Global Compact on Refugees, adopted in 2018 by way of the New York Declaration.

This website provides an overview of the project’s approach and methodology.

RRI Pillars