In an effort to transform IASC 2010 Framework on Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons into an operational analytical toolkit, the Indicator Library and Analysis Guide were developed based on the framework’s widely recognised criteria to determine the extent to which durable solutions have been achieved. The process was led by the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of IDPs and coordinated by JIPS in collaboration with a technical steering committee made up of a broad group of partners engaged in durable solutions work.
The Indicator Library is just that: a library of indicators organised into three modules that reflect the structure of an analytical framework for durable solutions analyses:
Depending on the specifics of each displacement situation, a set of prioritised indicators can be selected and downloaded from the library in collaboration with displaced communities and partners working to support durable solutions.
The Analysis Guide outlines a consultative process for doing so and provides an analytical framework for partners to use to determine the extent to which durable solutions have been achieved and inform prioritised action upon such an evidence base.
The Indicator Library and Analysis Guide together give governments and the humanitarian and development sectors a tool to use collaboratively to develop joint evidence-based responses to support displaced families and communities in their pursuit of durable solutions.
They can be used to inform policy and strategy processes, as well as programming and advocacy efforts. The indicators have been aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, allowing for monitoring of its commitment to leave no one behind, including IDPs. They are meant for collecting data directly from IDPs and others affected by displacement, which should be complemented with macro-level information on the overall context.
Shaped by and for experienced practitioners
In 2019 JIPS launched a learning community on measuring durable solutions to displacement. Shaped by and for experienced practitioners of durable solutions analysis, it aims to discuss available tools and tested approaches, as well as to provide a forum to share experiences and lessons learned across contexts and approaches for improved practice on the topic.
This learning community constitutes part III of the durable solutions project. Made possible through generous funding by the US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM), it builds off the experiences from putting the Durable Solutions Indicator Library and Analysis Guide as well as other tools into practice.