Selection criteria for support requests

As outlined in JIPS’ 2018-2020 Strategy, our support focuses on profiling in internal displacement situations, urban settings, as well as on durable solutions profiling exercises and nationally/locally-led displacement data processes. In addition, JIPS uses the following general criteria to guide the process of reviewing received requests:


1. Engagement/support from relevant stakeholders

Profiling in displacement situations is by definition a multi-stakeholder task. Collaboration is an efficient way to ensure mobilisation of institutional and political back up and adequate resources and to ensure that findings will be broadly accepted and used for planning and responses to displacement challenges.
Requests prioritised by JIPS should therefore demonstrate interest and political support from actors relevant to the use of the data. Particular emphasis is put on processes that are supporting governments and local authorities in their primary responsibility of providing support and assistance.


2. Expected impact (anticipated use of data)

Displacement profiling is a comprehensive and substantial undertaking. It is therefore important that the findings are used to have a real impact on programming, advocacy and assistance for as many actors as possible, including the government. Therefore, requests prioritised by JIPS should reflect on how the ensuing results will inform multi-stakeholder planning, strategy development, programming and/or advocacy. We also encourage thinking on how the findings and data can be responsibly shared to maximize impact


3. Feasibility of profiling

JIPS’ aim is to promote profiling in displacement situations where results can enhance prospects of displaced persons eventually reaching durable solutions. There are several ways to obtain displacement data, and it is important that the chosen approach matches the operational context and the objectives to be achieved. Requests prioritised by JIPS should therefore demonstrate a clear need for a comprehensive population profile, and that the planned approach is feasible to undertake.