In an effort to transform the IASC 2010 Framework on Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons into an operational analytical toolkit, the Interagency 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 interagency durable solutions project 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. Its members included DRC, ICRC, IDMC, IOM, FIC/Tufts, NRC, the UN Peacebuilding Fund, UNDP, UN-Habitat, OCHA, UNHCR, the World Bank and the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS).
The Indicator Library is just that: a library of agreed-upon, measurable and statistically sound indicators organised into three modules that reflect the structure of an analytical framework for durable solutions analyses: core demographic indicators, IDPs’ preferences and plans for the future, and the IASC framework’s eight criteria for measuring progress toward solutions. The indicators can be used for different data collection approaches and timeframes, including profiling, needs assessments, programmatic assessments, displacement tracking, as well as to inform local or national level monitoring frameworks.
The Analysis Guide provides an analytical framework and outlines the principles and steps to implement a systematic and collaborative durable solutions analysis process.
The recently added Question Bank translates the indicator library into questions, to help jumpstart the process of designing the required durable solutions tools.
The Interagency Indicator Library and Analysis Guide together give governments and the humanitarian and development sectors a tool to use collaboratively for comprehensive and inclusive durable solutions analysis and monitoring. This can inform policy and strategy processes, as well as programming and advocacy efforts to support displaced families and communities in their pursuit of durable solutions.
The indicators can be used for different data collection approaches and timeframes, including profiling, needs assessments, programmatic assessments, displacement tracking, as well as to inform local or national level monitoring frameworks.
They have been aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, allowing for monitoring of its commitment to leave no one behind, including IDPs. The indicators 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.
The online indicator library
Here is a snapshot of the online platform, where you can discover and easily download at one click the full set of indicators. You will also find references to relevant SDG indicators.
The library furthermore allows you to select and download the indicators that you need for a durable solutions analysis in your context. A consultative process for selecting context-specific prioritised indicators is outlined in the Interagency Durable Solutions Analysis Guide.
By Practitioners for Practitioners: A Forum on Durable Solutions Analysis
Launched in 2019 by JIPS, the learning community is shaped by and for experienced practitioners. It aims to provide a forum to share tools and discuss experiences and lessons learned on durable solutions analysis across displacement contexts for improved practice on the topic.
Made possible through generous funding by the US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM), the learning community constitutes part III of the interagency durable solutions project and builds off the experiences from putting the Interagency Durable Solutions Indicator Library and Analysis Guide as well as other tools into practice.
Progress Towards Durable Solutions in Abu Shouk and El Salam IDP Camps, Darfur (Sudan)
This story map provides a quick overview of key findings from the durable solutions profiling in North Darfur, Sudan, including insights on IDPs’ intentions and displacement-affected populations’ access to services and poverty.
The collaborative profiling process (1) marked an important step in the ongoing larger durable solutions process in Sudan. It also allowed to pilot a durable solutions analysis approach that can be scaled up and used elsewhere in Sudan.
(1) Profiling partners included the Government of Sudan, the UN Country Team and wider international community represented by the Durable Solutions Working Group (comprising UNDP, IOM, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, OCHA, UN-Habitat, the INGO Steering Committee and donors). It was done with participation of IDPs residing in Abu Shouk and El Salam camps, and in collaboration with the World Bank.