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The New Normal: Collecting Data Amidst a Global Pandemic
With the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts to contain it through public health measures, social distancing, lockdown and quarantine measures, the data and assessment landscape is facing long-term impact. This could deliver the overdue push for all stakeholders providing international assistance to re-invent not only how...
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The Transformative Potential of Data in Internal Displacement Situations: Recommendations to UN High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement
Data can have a significant transformative power in internal displacement situations – which we in JIPS have witnessed throughout our 11+ years of supporting data-related, collaborative efforts in over 25 different contexts around the world. The role of data in addressing internal displacement should be seen as cross-cutting and can...
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Thessaloniki Report Launch: Profiling of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Third Country Nationals
We are excited to share the news of the profiling report from Thessaloniki, Greece, which was launched by partners in-country in December 2019. The result of a collaborative effort between the Municipality of Thessaloniki, UNHCR, various UN agencies and international NGOs, as well as Greek NGOs and volunteer groups, this...
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Working Towards Durable Solutions: What We Learned at the Recent GP20 Steering Group Meeting
“Protracted displacement is a humanitarian issue, but it is also a process of social and economic impoverishment. (…) It’s not only a problem for IDPs but also for host communities, and there is a risk of undermining state policies (and even) jeopardizing the Sustainable Development Goals. I’ve come to the...
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Data & Evidence (including IDPs) at the Forefront of 2019’s UNHCR Annual NGO Consultations
High-level participation, rich insights from NGOs participants, and a strong focus on data and evidence: this year’s UNHCR NGO consultations left us inspired and demonstrated how valuable the learning experience becomes when diverse partners come together to share views and jointly advance practice. The event highlighted the key role that...
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Advancing Profiling Practice for Improved Evidence on Forced Displacement: JIPS' annual event 2019
Internal displacement situations are diverse, challenging, complex and often evolving over time. As the Danish Ambassador Morten Jespersen noted in his opening remarks to JIPS' 2019 annual event, there are no quick fixes and humanitarian responses alone will not fully address the phenomenon. One thing that is certainly needed is quality...
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Making Use of the Durable Solutions Indicator Library: Experiences from Cristosal, El Salvador
Since their launch in April 2018, the Durable Solutions Indicator Library and Analysis Guide have been put to use in various contexts and ways. For instance, we recently had a chat with Middle East Consulting Solutions (MECS) about how these tools informed their study on durable solutions for IDPs in...
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The added value of direct support in Sudan - interview with Khadra Elmi, JIPS Profiling advisor
As JIPS, it is our priority to support partners involved in a profiling exercise, from the initial to the final stages of the process. We normally do this remotely and, during the most critical steps of the exercise, we often go on field missions to run workshops, train partners, engage...
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Promoting IDP participation to shape durable solutions at the Human Rights Council 2018
At JIPS, we strongly believe that communities should be included in key stages of a profiling data cycle to ensure that the process reflects their realities and priorities. The centrality of IDP participation, outlined in the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, has recently been re-affirmed during a panel discussion on the human rights...
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Engaging Communities & Working with Local Actors in Sensitive Contexts: Interview with Oscar Paz, World Vision Honduras
In 2017, the Government of Honduras initiated a profiling exercise to gather in-depth information on internal displacement across the country and to better understand the drivers and risks of displacement, as well as future intentions of affected population concerning solutions. The exercise was supported by UNHCR, World Vision Honduras and JIPS and aimed to inform collaborative prevention and solutions...
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Validating profiling findings by reporting back to communities, with facilitators from the displaced and local population
With the data collection phase recently concluded and the data analysis just about to start, the urban profiling exercise we have been supporting in Thessaloniki is now in its final stage. With a general objective to develop and test indicators for urban, local integration, to analyse future intentions and to assess access to...
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Improving data to ‘put people first’ in IDP situations - UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs 2018
We believe that humanitarian and development actors can truly put people at the centre of their action through correct data processes and context-sensitive analysis, involving displaced and displacement-affected populations. To reinforce this message, we were invited to join forces with IDMC and UNHCR to organise a panel on country-based efforts to strengthen the evidence base on...
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