Now What? The International Response to Internal Displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The purpose of the paper, produced in late 2014 under the auspices of a larger Brookings Institution study on internal displacement, was to review the assistance and protection conditions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in DRC relative to what they were a decade ago. A more specific objective of the paper was to consider whether the key elements of the 2005 Global Humanitarian Response Review—notably leadership support for the Humanitarian Coordinator role, introduction of improved coordination through the Cluster Approach, and the establishment/expansion of pooled funding mechanisms for faster, more flexible money—had a discernable impact on the protection and assistance conditions of IDPs in the country.