This booklet summarise the results of the project titled “Bridging the Gap. Research project on Involuntary population movement and reconstruction strategy” founded by ECHO through the budgetline “Grant Facilities for Training, Studies and Networks in the Humanitarian Fields”. The project was a six-month small research scheme, implemented in 2003 by: •CRIC, Centro Regionale d’Intervento per la Cooperazione, Italy •ASB, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, Germany •MPDL, Movimiento por la Paz el Desarme y la Libertad, Spain •SOLIDAR, independent international alliance of NGOs, Belgium The project was born in the SOLIDAR network, over recent years, in which great effort was made inexperimenting with alliances, partnership and research-training experiences. This was achieved through network members involved in the humanitarian sector, with considerable potential for encouraging and facilitating far-reaching improvements. The rationale of “another research” is aimed at realising the networks potential through an investigation and critical reflection work, which systematically focuses on those aspects of the sector. The research is strategically significant and amenable to intervention, and useful to the membership and the wider humanitarian sector. It would improve the quality of humanitarian assistance programmes by providinga forum for the identification and dissemination of practice and the building of consensus on common approaches in refugee and internally displaced person (IDP) interventions. The research project consists of two field research periods in two different locations (Balkan, Middle East); each of them consisting of field research on the subject of involuntary population movements and reconstruction strategies. In this regard the two field research locations have been selected, because applicants and their partners were or are running projects in the field of humanitarian aid and devel-opment.