Profiling is a process whereby partners with different cultures, approaches, and points of view come together and agree on the ‘big picture’ of a given displacement situation. One critical aspect in this process is the rigorous, collaborative analysis of profiling data. Joint analysis builds a bridge between the data crunching and the dissemination phase of a profiling exercise.
This guide presents an approach how joint analysis can be structured and planned as part of a displacement profiling process. Typically, it intervenes in phase five and six of an exercise as presented in JIPS’ Essential Toolkit (JET), namely on the validation, reporting, and dissemination of profiling results. It should be considered alongside the facilitation techniques that can be used to analyse data jointly (practical brief on joint structured analysis techniques coming soon!).
The Joint Analysis Guide is an effort to share our field experience, expertise and lessons learned with the wider community and make sure that no one starts from scratch when it comes to planning and implementing collaborative data collection exercises.
This publication was made possible through the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Assistance (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of JIPS and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.