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What is Profiling?

Profiling is a collaborative exercise that seeks to establish a shared understanding of displacement situations and the circumstances and characteristics of those affected. It uses mixed-method approaches to collect and analyse data on displaced populations, their host communities and others, and situates this in broader considerations of the economic, political and social backdrop of displacement.

The overall aim is to create a comprehensive and mutually agreed evidence base to inform more effective humanitarian and development interventions, advocacy efforts and the development of national policies to support the achievement of durable solutions.

What we do

At JIPS, we understand that all IDP situations are different. That’s why we offer a range of services, from direct work in the field to long-term campaigns that highlight the need for profiling IDP situations.

Effectively, we work to help governments, humanitarian bodies and development groups acquire, maintain and update accurate data on internally displaced persons. We recognise that this data is more valuable if it is disaggregated by sex, age, location, and other diversity characteristics. These distinctions paint a more reliable picture of IDP situations, which helps to stimulate well-informed solutions.


Country Support

JIPS supports government, humanitarian and development partners in implementing profiling exercises, and invests in building their capacity.

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Collaborative Leadership Programme

JIPS builds capacity for profiling at the global and regional level and in doing so contributes to the creation of a community of practice.

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Tools & Guidance

JIPS uses its extensive experience to develop high quality tools and guidance to support practitioners during all stages of a profiling exercise.

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Countries we support

JIPS works across all regions of the globe, based on requests from country-based partners.

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