IDP policy – JIPS – Joint IDP Profiling Service
Scaling Up the Durable Solutions Analysis Across 5 Regions in Darfur, Sudan
Between 2016 and 2019, the Government of Sudan (GoS), the UN Country Team, and the wider international community represented by the Durable Solutions Working Group (DSWG[1]) implemented a durable solutions profiling exercise in El Fasher, Sudan. Building on an evaluation and lessons learned of this pilot, a follow-up exercise has...
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Learning Community on Durable Solutions Analysis: From & For Practitioners
At the end of 2019, JIPS launched a learning community on measuring durable solutions to displacement. Increasing efforts are being made in this area; however, conducting durable solutions analyses remains a complex undertaking with many challenges both at technical and practical levels. Thus, our objective was to create a dedicated...
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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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Working with IDPs' Realities in an Urban World: Recommendations to the UN High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement
While it is widely repeated that a majority of IDPs across the world have relocated to towns and cities, the implications of the urban dimension – where IDPs are living, amongst whom, and within whose local jurisdiction – of displacement for policy and practice are rarely examined or developed. More...
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JIPS’ Support in Mexico on Capacity Building for Improved Displacement Data (Nov 2019)
Internal displacement has been present in Mexico for decades and diverse actors have been responding to the phenomenon in different ways. However, it was only recently, in April 2019, that the Mexican government officially recognised internal displacement. The meetings we organised and facilitated during our recent scoping mission to the...
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Discussing Data Sources, Challenges & Solutions at the 2019 IIHL Annual Course on the Law of Internal Displacement
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kampala Convention and respond to an increasing demand from Francophone countries, the Sanremo Course on the Law of Internal Displacement for the first time was conducted in French, in addition to its well-established English edition. At JIPS we were delighted to contribute for...
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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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Durable Solutions Analysis in Darfur, Sudan: Profiling Results & Methodology
As part of ongoing efforts towards durable solutions for Darfur’s internally displaced people (IDPs), the Government of Sudan, the United Nations Country Team and the wider international community represented by the Durable Solutions Working Group (including UNDP, IOM, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, OCHA, UN-Habitat, INGO Steering Committee and donors) initiated, in 2017,...
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Data Implications from Wilton Park Discussions on Internal Displacement
In the beautiful setting of Wiston House with its remarkable history resounding in every room, I was pleased to be able to attend a recent Wilton Park conference on “Internally Displaced Persons: towards more effective international protection and durable solutions (WP1705)”. Gathering (some of) “the great and the good” of...
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Behind the Scenes: Honduras’ Inter-Institutional Commission on IDPs & Where the Profiling Exercise Comes in (Apr 2019)
In Honduras, the Inter-institutional Commission for the Protection of Populations Displaced by Violence (CIPPDV, in Spanish; referred to as the “Commission” in this article) is leading efforts to generate a nationally representative evidence base that can inform the country’s laws, policies and operational responses to internal displacement due to violence....
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Using Shared Evidence for Complementary Action at National & Municipal Levels: Experiences from San Pedro Sula, Honduras
During our latest mission to support profiling partners in Honduras to jointly analyse the preliminary findings, we had the opportunity to speak with Manuel Moncada, technical assistant on internal displacement at the San Pedro Sula municipality. We asked him about how the municipality is working to respond to internal displacement and...
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‘It’s very important to be able to speak to all stakeholders’ - Andrés Lizcano, JIPS' newest team member
Andrés Lizcano is a Colombian profiling advisor and our newest team member. His diverse professional background includes experiences with just about all types of partners JIPS usually collaborates with during profiling exercises. As part of a new series aimed at introducing JIPS' team members, we sat down with him to...
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