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Research and Resources – Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

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Research is instrumental in helping the Bureau and its partners adapt programs and policy engagement to emerging challenges and priorities, including through the development of tools, operational guidance, and best practices.

The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) supports humanitarian research in order to:

  • Promote evidence-based decision making on priority protection, assistance, and durable solution challenges
  • Enhance knowledge and develop guidance and tools to improve the performance of the Bureau and its partners
  • Disseminate and encourage the use of research findings and recommendations, guidance and tools by other humanitarian stakeholders

Learn more about PRM-funded research and evaluation. PRM also publishes Documents for Congress.


Please visit the state.gov archive to view PRM-funded research and evaluations and the Summary of Major Activities published prior to January 21, 2021.

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