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Delving into the work of #EGRIS on official statistics

February 12, 2018

Tags: News, EGRIS

Together with the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN and other International Organisations in Geneva, as well as the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS), we organised an event to tackle the topic of “Improving statistics on forced displacement” from two different perspectives. In this article we focus on the second part of the event bringing the attention to the Expert Group’s ongoing global effort to improve official statistics on forcibly displaced persons. 


JIPS’ new strategy & key achievements 2017

February 12, 2018

Tags: News

Together with the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN and other International Organisations in Geneva, as well as the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS), we organised an event to tackle the topic of “Improving statistics on forced displacement” from two different perspectives. In this article we focus on the first part of the event highlighting JIPS’ work, including the launch of its new three-year strategy and key achievements in 2017. 


Methodology development in Thessaloniki

February 09, 2018

Tags: community engagement, urban displacement, News

During our second mission to Thessaloniki (Greece) as part of our support to the ongoing profiling exercise, we worked together with partners on finalising a plan for the analysis of the future profiling results. The Technical Working Group agreed that the results of this study would form the baseline for a longer-term local integration monitoring system along four dimensions: legal, economic, socio-cultural and political integration. 


The first International Forum on Migration Statistics

January 29, 2018

Tags: News, EGRIS

To support ongoing global efforts to fill migration data gaps, the OECD, the UN DESA and IOM jointly organised the first International Forum on Migration Statistics in Paris. A parallel session with experts from Statistics Norway, IDMC, OCHA, UNHCR, Flowminder and JIPS brought the focus to forced migration within state borders and shared the current work of the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS).


The new JET (JIPS Essential Toolkit) is online!

January 18, 2018

Dear colleagues, we are pleased to introduce to you today the just-launched JET: it reflects current good practices and includes many concrete and practical examples, building on our expertise in supporting collaborative profiling processes in various displacement contexts. Instead of a heavy guidance product, the Toolkit comes along in a handy format with individually downloadable tools for each stage of a profiling.



Enhancing community engagement in profiling exercises

January 05, 2018

Tags: community engagement, News

The importance of strengthening the role of displaced and displacement-affected populations in data collection exercises, including profiling, is widely recognised. However, the question of how to do so concretely remains a challenge. At an internal workshop we looked further into existing practices, different methodologies and country experiences. Read about what we learned.


Looking at the gender dimension of internal displacement

December 29, 2017

Tags: News

The one-day conference on “The Gender Dimension of Internal Displacement”, organised by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, shed light on some of the main problems faced by internally displaced women and girls in the OSCE region. Participants discussed core issues and made a call for more and better data to inform policy development and response at all levels.


Towards a comprehensive legal framework for IDPs: informing the prevention component

December 05, 2017

JIPS’ support is still strong in Honduras, with a second mission in November. Its objective was to work with the Inter-institutional Commission for the Protection of IDP’s (CIPPDV), through the Technical Working Group, as well as World Vision Honduras and UNHCR to support the methodological design and roll-out of a community profiling exercise. The results are expected to feed into the prevention component of the IDP legal framework.


What might a day in the life of a Profiling Coordinator look like?

December 05, 2017

Steph Matti coordinated the Sittwe camp profiling exercise as its Profiling Coordinator between 2015 and 2017, and previously also participated in our Profiling Coordination Training. We asked her what a typical day in the life of a Profiling Coordinator looks like - working with multiple partners, cleaning and analysing massive datasets, generating a 180-page design file, etc. Get a flavour of her story, and meet her in person at the upcoming launch event of the new JET!


Strengthening collection and use of forced displacement data in Africa

December 01, 2017

The African Union Commission works to improve statistics on forced displacement in Africa, including measuring progress on the Kampala Convention and addressing improvements in statistics on refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs. Recognising the importance of and need for better data to address displacement, up until now it wasn’t clear on how this could be done concretely. At a workshop in November, the AU Commission aimed to tackle this and take the process a step further. 


Profiling refugee, migrant and homeless populations in Thessaloniki

November 29, 2017

Tags: urban profiling, News

We at JIPS are excited about the launch of an urban profiling exercise in Thessaloniki in northern Greece, upon request by the Municipality of Thessaloniki and UNHCR. The profiling exercise is aimed at providing evidence to inform the local integration strategies and better access to services. 


Collaborative urban responses: how to include local government?

November 23, 2017

Tags: News

What is the future of urban crisis response, and how can we achieve a more effective outcome? These are some of the questions that the recent conference “Crises in cities and cities in crisis: towards a collaborative urban response” in London aimed to discuss. Two aspects were particularly emphasised throughout: the inclusion of local actors is critical, and a sound evidence-base must be the starting point. Read on. 


Displacement in UNECE work session on migration

November 06, 2017

Tags: News, EGRIS

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Eurostat organised a joint work session on migration statistics under the auspices of the Conference of European Statisticians (CES). JIPS and UNHCR jointly presented the work of the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS) to raise awareness of the importance to include refugee and IDP populations in the discussion and share lessons learned and recommendations.



Supporting governments for better responses to displacement

November 02, 2017

Tags: News

At the annual course on the Law of Internal Displacement government representatives strengthened their knowledge and shared their experiences on addressing internal displacement. For the third time we had the pleasure to contribute to these efforts by facilitating a session on data collection and collaborative displacement profiling. 


Tell the story in the data

October 30, 2017

Generating sound and agreed-upon evidence to inform joint responses to displacement situations is at the centre of our work. However, visualising displacement information in a way that makes it easily accessible and engaging to target audiences requires specific thinking. This is where infographics and data visualisation can be very useful. At a recent training by UN OCHA, we went step-by-step through the process of creating effective infographics, and discussed best practices of visualisation.