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About JIPS

JIPS - the Joint IDP Profiling Service - is an inter-agency service, which was set up in 2009. Based in Geneva, its mission is to support government, humanitarian and development actors design and implement collaborative profiling exercises.

Working primarily in situations of internal displacement, the Service seeks to promote a culture of evidence-based decision making in displacement situations. Provided both on-site and remotely, JIPS tailors its support to the needs on the ground and enhances in country profiling capacity-building to generate locally owned, impactful and agreed-upon data.


JIPS offers a range of services, including:

JIPS’ collaborative ‘honest broker’ approach and profiling methodologies can be adapted to a range of displacement situations. Urban settings, characterised by mixed populations (migrants, returnees, refugees), are particularly well suited.

Profiling is also possible and potentially useful in emergencies, not just protracted, stable situations. Profiling can furthermore support policy initiatives, such as durable solutions, or be incorporated into existing information gathering exercises such as national surveys or census.

  • Field support for new and established profiling projects
  • Training on profiling that is tailored to specific contexts
  • Complementary tools and guidance for colleagues in the field
  • Advocacy, to promote awareness of the need for profiling

We collaborate with a range of partners, NGOs, academic institutions and national statistical agencies. For more information, contact us or request our support.