Refugee Integration Survey & Evaluation (RISE)

In 2016, QED completed a five-year, mixed-methods study of refugee integration in Denver for the Colorado Refugee Services Program (CRSP). Having achieved a 70% retention rate over four years of data collection, we believe this might be the first longitudinal survey study of a refugee population ever successfully conducted in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world.

• The RISE Survey: Developing and implementing a valid and reliable quantitative measure of refugee integration over time. Jini Puma, Gary Lichtenstein, & Paul Stein. The Journal of Refugee Studies, v.31, n4, Dec 2018, pp. 605-625. Available at:

• The Refugee Integration Survey and Evaluation (RISE): Results from a Four-Year, Longitudinal Study. Gary Lichtenstein & Jini Puma. Journal of Refugee Studies, fey034. July 19, 2018. Available at: