Sharing our global expertise


Building an evidence-base to support durable solutions for IDPs

April 23, 2018

Tags: News, durable solutions

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: News, durable solutions

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: News, EGRIS

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: News, community engagement

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: News, EGRIS

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: 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: News, community engagement, urban displacement

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: News, community engagement

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.