Sharing our global expertise


Evidence towards a legal framework on IDPs through profiling

October 05, 2017

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JIPS’ support to the Honduran Government to reach solutions for IDPs continues in 2017. Under the lead of the Interinstitutional Commission for the Protection of Persons Displaced by Violence (CIPPDV), in collaboration with UNHCR, JIPS carried out a mission to Honduras. The exercise' objectives are to update the results of the 2014-15 profiling and provide additional inputs for the national legal framework on IDPs, policies, programmes and projects in-country.


How IDPs use video to explain the profiling analysis to their communities

October 04, 2017

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After the launch in Myanmar in August 2017, the CCCM Cluster and JIPS were delighted to introduce the Sittwe Camp Profiling Report to the global community in Geneva. The event also presented an opportunity to showcase a new approach to generate community feedback to a profiling exercise through a film, implemented by DRC / CCCM Myanmar and building on a project with UNHCR Innovation. 


Learning from coordinated needs assessments for profiling

October 02, 2017

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In emergency situations, it can be very challenging to bring a range of diverse stakeholders together to come up with a common approach for rapid coordinated response to a crisis. Building on our collaboration in various areas of work with OCHA, we joined their recent CAIM training to learn from different participants’ field experiences in emergency situations and to further explore synergies in training approaches.


Bringing in community voices

September 05, 2017

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Following the publication of the profiling report from Sittwe Township in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, and as part of our Innovation Project on community engagement, JIPS and profiling partners are exploring new ways of engaging with communities on profiling results.


Developing recommendations on official IDP statistics

September 05, 2017

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At the third meeting of the IDP component of the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS), hosted by JIPS in Geneva, members reviewed the draft Technical Report on IDP Statistics and jointly worked on concrete recommendations for standardized practice across contexts. The report will be submitted to a round of formal global consultations by the UN Statistical Division in October. 


Agreeing on conclusions from profiling findings in Kosovo

August 31, 2017

Tags: News, durable solutions

A collaborative workshop was organised on August 24th in Prishtina, Kosovo, to jointly discuss the main findings from a profiling exercise aiming to produce evidence on different IDP populations in the country to inform durable solutions planning and programming. JIPS supported colleagues in DRC to facilitate the workshop and group work.


Launch of the profiling report from Rakhine State, Myanmar

August 06, 2017

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After the launch of the profiling report from Rakhine, Myanmar in country, JIPS is thrilled to present the findings to the international community. Being a collaborative effort between the CCCM Cluster, the DRC, UNHCR and other actors, with the support of the Rakhine State Government, the profiling exercise provides a common evidence-base to inform comprehensive responses and the pursuit of solutions.


Selecting core durable solutions indicators in Sudan

August 06, 2017

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JIPS has just returned from a three-week mission to Sudan. The mission came shortly after the workshop on ‘Measuring Progress towards Durable Solutions’, held in June. During the workshop participants, including a representative from the Sudanese Government, elaborated an approach for context-specific indicator selection using the Durable Solutions Indicator Library. The profiling exercise in Sudan is a timely and interesting context to test this approach.


A common roadmap of learning for information management

August 05, 2017

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JIPS has been an active member of the Information Management Working Group (IMWG) since its launch in 2006. In 2017, we have been asked to co-chair together with OCHA the sub-group on training, and to bring in our experience in training and capacity building to strengthen a broad range of competencies relevant to Profiling Coordinators.


Interagency workshop on targeting in refugee settings

August 05, 2017

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In rapidly changing scenarios, with increasing numbers of urban refugees and multiple entry points for assistance, how can we provide timely and appropriate support for those most at-need? As part of ongoing discussions around the subject, JIPS participated in UNHCR’s first interagency workshop on ‘Targeting in Refugee Settings’. 


Looking back at the Profiling Coordination Training, 2-7 July 2017

August 02, 2017

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After interviewing field participants about their impressions of the Profiling Coordination Training (PCT), which was hosted by JIPS in July 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland, we also asked Miguel Serrano (OCHA) and Johanna Bohl (ICRC) how useful the Training was for them, from an institutional perspective. As Miguel and Johanna explain, the Training is a substantial step towards participating in an exercise themselves. Discover their highlights and reflections below.


Advancing the durable solutions project

July 31, 2017

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In June, we hosted a two-day workshop in Geneva on durable solutions analysis in internal displacement situations. We are excited to launch herewith the report consolidating key discussion points and outcomes, as well as the way forward for the project developing tools and guidance for measuring progress towards durable solutions.


2017 JET revision

July 26, 2017

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The 'JET' - JIPS Essential Toolkit - gets a refresh! The Toolkit aims to enable practitioners in the field to undertake their own profiling exercise. In light of the constant evolution of methods for profiling displacement situations, we are revising the JET this year to make both the interface and the content more accessible, user-friendly, and useful. Take a sneak peak at the first steps undertaken.


JIPS Conference 2017: report and video

July 26, 2017

Following the 2017 JIPS Conference on 'Making Data Useful: How to improve the evidence-base for joint responses to forced displacement?', we are excited to share with you this Conference report as well as the accompanying video. We hope the event itself and these key products help to inspire a wider audience to improve the usefulness of data practices so we can collectively better inform national, humanitarian, and developmental responses to forced displacement globally.


Back from the Profiling Coordination Training (2-7 July 2017)

July 11, 2017

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The 6th global Profiling Coordination Training (PCT) proved to be a success. Challenging perspectives from field operations as well as headquarters, the PCT served to build champions for profiling beyond exercises supported by JIPS. At JIPS we have had the pleasure to interview Sophie Everest (DRC Myanmar), Ushant Lalla (UNDP Sudan) and Rufus Karanja (ReDSS) about their key moments from the Training.