Programme Innovation and Business Engagement in the Middle East
DRC in the Middle East works with displacement affected communities across Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, Lebanon, Türkiye and Syria. Through investing in innovation in the region, DRC seeks to maximise the impact and support sustainable solutions to self reliance.
The Refugee Investment Facility (RIF) is an innovative partnership between DRC and iGravity, a Swiss impact investment firm, bridging the gap between impact investing and humanitarian assistance. Backed by donors and impact investors, the RIF provides investment and technical assistance to local companies which are addressing the challenges of unemployment, lack of economic opportunity and limited access to goods and services, faced by refugees and their host communities. The RIF pilot, which launched in 2022, focuses on Uganda and Jordan.
Programme innovation and climate Action in DRC accelerate new ways of working, better impact and sustainable paths for the people we work for, and aim to make a strategic contribution to the humanitarian eco-system that DRC is part of. Working with wicked problems, new trends, and new approaches - DRC programme innovation support pilot, transition and scale of new solutions using technological advances, new insights and new partnerships.