Sharing our global expertise


Connecting to local authorities and collecting useful data

June 11, 2018

Tags: GAUC, urban displacement, News

Since 2016, the Global Alliance for Urban Crises has been working to improve responses to urban crises, whether caused by sudden onset disasters or protracted conflict situations, in order to effectively meet the needs of affected populations including those who have been forcibly displaced.


Assessing and analysing the needs of affected populations

June 11, 2018

Tags: CAIM, News

Coordinated needs assessments and joint impartial analysis are essential in order to deliver targeted responses to populations affected by humanitarian crises and make informed prioritization decisions. This has been widely recognized by signatories of the Grand Bargain and is currently being addressed through the Needs Assessment Work stream, towards which JIPS contributes alongside many other actors.


The global picture of internal displacement

May 30, 2018

Tags: GRID, News

IDMC launched its Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) 2018, which includes global figures on internal displacement as of the end of 2017 and specific challenges encountered when producing and analysing them. Findings show that 30.6 million people were newly displaced in 2017, 61% of which by disasters and 39% by conflict. 


Addressing disaster displacement data challenges

May 07, 2018

Tags: disaster displacement, EGRIS, PDD

Collecting reliable data on people displaced by disasters remains a significant challenge, particularly in contexts of slow-onset disasters associated with the adverse effects of climate change. Many gaps persist, including on the dynamics, root causes and change over time of disaster-induced displacement.


Understanding urban context to improve response

May 03, 2018

Tags: urban profiling, context, ALNAP

Humanitarian and development practitioners generally accept that programs, policies, and processes need to be “context-specific” to reach their goals. But what does context actually mean, and which tools are best suited to help us make our action 'context-specific'? The much-anticipated report “What’s missing? Adding context to the urban response toolbox” sets out to answer these questions.


Building an evidence-base to support durable solutions for IDPs

April 23, 2018

Tags: durable solutions, News

On 16 April 2018, during a Geneva-based event moderated by Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of IDPs, we launched two practical tools aimed to guide governments and other actors to acquire solid evidence to inform durable solutions for IDPs as well as measure progress over time: the Durable Solutions Indicator Library and the Analysis Guide. 


Collecting micro & macro level data to inform durable solutions analysis in Sudan

April 10, 2018

Tags: durable solutions, News

A lot has happened since July 2017 when we last reported back from the Sudan profiling exercise. At the time we were working with partners to select context-relevant indicators using the Durable Solutions Indicator Library, for a comprehensive analysis of the displacement situation. We asked Khadra Elmi (JIPS) to update us on the advancement of the process (6 minutes audio interview). 


Comprehensive evidence-base now available for responding to displacement caused by violence in El Salvador

April 06, 2018

Tags: News

For the first time, official information is available on the dimensions, characteristics and impacts of internal displacement due to violence in El Salvador. The results of the profiling exercise, led by the Government, reveal that in 1.1% of the families living in El Salvador at least one of its members was forced to change its place of residence between 2006 and 2016 as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of violence. 


Filling the data gap on the impact of conflict on households

April 06, 2018

Tags: EGRIS, News

The World Bank recently organised a training, mainly for national statistics offices, on "Measuring violent conflict in micro-level surveys" and its Conflict Exposure Model, to help better capture the consequences of a crisis for individuals. Our colleague Dag Roll-Hansen, together with Aina Saetre from UNHCR, contributed a session on building sound national statistics, based on the work of the EGRIS as well as JIPS’ broader expertise. 


Principles for community engagement in profiling

April 04, 2018

Tags: community engagement, News

Building on the results of an internal workshop looking at different methods for engaging with communities, we have elaborated a set of six main principles to help us enhance community engagement in profiling processes. These are currently being applied in the ongoing exercises in Greece, Sudan and Honduras.


Data for Development Festival 2018

March 30, 2018

Tags: News

The Global Partnership on Sustainable Development organised the Data for Development Festival – its first meeting of partners, to facilitate discussions and exchange expertise on improving the use of data for progressing the development agenda globally. We welcomed the opportunity to take part and contribute to conversations on humanitarian data challenges, migration and forced displacement and data privacy. Hear our insights.


International recommendations on forced displacement statistics

March 14, 2018

Tags: EGRIS, News

The Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS) presented the results of its work at this year’s UN Statistical Commission and received widespread support from member states: The International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics and the Technical Report on Statistics of IDPs have been adopted and the next steps of the work have been endorsed. 


Third mission to Honduras focuses on the quantitative profiling component

March 11, 2018

Tags: News

After two fruitful missions in September and November 2017, our third mission (February-March 2018) aimed at supporting the profiling Technical Working Group with the finalisation of the exercise’s quantitative component, i.e. adjusting quantitative indicators and tools, as well as planning for the data collection phase.


Displacement high on agenda at the 9th World Urban Forum

March 01, 2018

Tags: News

JIPS joined 22,000 people from 165 countries at the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February. This major event served as opportunity to revisit the goals of the New Urban Agenda endorsed two years ago. At JIPS we used this opportunity to organise an event to bring the attention of participants to how we can ensure evidence leads to better solutions for displaced populations. 


Delving into the work of #EGRIS on official statistics

February 12, 2018

Tags: EGRIS, 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 second part of the event bringing the attention to the Expert Group’s ongoing global effort to improve official statistics on forcibly displaced persons.