Behind everything JIPS does lies its vision of people and their communities being able to achieve durable solutions to displacement, supported by collaborative interventions based on high-quality evidence. To this end, its mission is to advise, support and work with a broad range of stakeholders to produce and use agreed-upon displacement data for decision-making.

In order to fulfil its mission and work toward its vision, JIPS’ strategy sets out strategic goals over a three-year period.


Building on lessons learned from its previous work, our strategy for 2018 to 2020 outlines three main goals in areas where we can offer added value.

The result of an in-depth and inclusive evaluation process, the strategy also outlines the way in which JIPS will collaborate with strategic, operational and technical partners in working toward these goals in terms of field support and capacity building, information management and innovation, and advocacy and communication.

  • JIPS-strategy-1Durable Solutions
    Ensure joint efforts to address forced displacement are informed by comprehensive durable solutions analyses shared by governments, humanitarian and development stakeholders and affected communities
  • JIPS-strategy-2Urban Contexts
    Ensure that joint interventions in urban areas are informed by tailored analyses that accounts for displacement and population vulnerabilities in addition to the wider urban context
  • JIPS-strategy-3Informed National Choice
    Ensure that governments and local authorities are able to make informed choices about displacement data systems that are appropriate for their contexts and intended uses, and are supported in implementing profiling exercises as and when relevant.

This is JIPS

Our vision

People and their communities are able to progress towards and reach durable solutions to displacement, supported by the collaborative efforts of governments, humanitarian and development actors that are based on high quality evidence.

Our mission

To advise, support and work with local and national governments, humanitarian and development actors to produce and use agreed-upon displacement data for decision-making. We do this by providing technical support to collaborative profiling and advising on other displacement data processes, engaging communities, and strengthening local capacity to inform collective solutions to displacement.

We promote sharing of experience between local and global levels, and provide guidance on displacement data processes and their use for evidence-based policies and action.

Our identity

  • An honest broker building consensus around displacement data through collaborative processes, believing that this increases the usefulness of the results to all partners.
  • An inter-agency service that builds on its multi- stakeholder governance model (Executive Committee, Advisory Group) to make our services available to a broad range of partners and act as a facilitator free from political, operational, or sectoral agendas.
  • An expert on analysing internal displacement situations with particular expertise in durable solutions and urban displacement.
  • Field-oriented and demand-driven, remaining responsive to locally identified needs for displacement data and analysis, and adapting our approaches to each specific context. With support from our governance body, we prioritise our resources based on an evaluation of our ability to add the most value in line with our principles.
  • Focused on building and sharing capacity to enhance local ownership and ensure sustainability of our impact through providing support instead of implementing profiling directly ourselves. We also promote sharing of knowledge and skills across contexts, and between local and global levels.

Our principles of work

  • Collaboration : We promote collaborative efforts towards producing evidence and building consensus around findings to ensure effective use of displacement data for solutions.
  • Participation of communities : We believe that communities should be included at all stages of a data cycle to ensure that the process reflects their realities and priorities, including the analysis and interpretation of data, and dissemination of findings.
  • Complementarity : We aim to avoid duplication by building on and complementing existing knowledge and systems, acknowledging that we are part of a wider community that works to improve the evidence base on displacement.
  • Protection-orientation : We base our activities on Protection Information Management principles and strive to improve protection outcomes through evidence.
  • Transparency : We make sure to document and share lessons and aim to improve usefulness of data through openness about its limitations.

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