Methods – JIPS – Joint IDP Profiling Service
Lessons Learned from Data Collection to Inform City Profiles in Syria: A Conversation with Ola Samarah, iMMAP
Conflict in Syria has led to a profoundly urban crisis. Damage, destruction and displacement are concentrated in major urban centres and cities. Gathering information to better understand their impact on urban areas and the people living in them, is a delicate task. Limited access to populations and cities, and lack...
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The Global Alliance Launches Key Publications for Improving Evidence & Responses to Crises in Cities
Displaced populations, whether internally displaced or refugees, are often relegated to the margins of the city. They may not have the same access to services as their non-displaced neighbours due to a variety of reasons: lacking the right documentation, discrimination, fewer social networks, or being forced to settle in already...
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Complex, yet Crucial: Reviewing Analysis Practice in Profiling at JIPS
We often talk with our field and global partners about the importance of the analysis stage in a profiling exercise. Analysis, like profiling in general, is a process. It is a series of steps that require a mix of careful number crunching, intensive reading, focused writing, and lots and lots...
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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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How Does Displacement Profiling Link to Neighbourhood Profiling? A Conversation with Riham Kowatly, UN-Habitat Lebanon
Riham Kowatly participated in the recent Profiling Coordination Training (PCT) where she learned about displacement profiling and what it takes to implement the collaborative process from start to finish. Riham is not new to profiling; she is actively engaged in the neighbourhood profiling exercises conducted by UN-Habitat in various cities...
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Third Mission to Honduras Focuses on the Quantitative Profiling Component
After two fruitful missions in September and November 2017, we are supporting partners in moving forward with the profiling exercise in Honduras. Our third mission took place in February-March 2018 and aimed at supporting the profiling Technical Working Group with the finalisation of the exercise’s quantitative component, i.e.adjusting quantitative indicators...
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2017 JET revision
Enabling practitioners in the field to undertake their own profiling exercise has always been central to JIPS’ mission. One of the ways that we achieve this is to provide tools and best practices from profiling exercises that we have supported in the field on the JIPS Essential Toolkit, the “JET”....
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UNHCR’s TIME Training: Lessons for Profiling From Information Management in Emergencies
As a cornerstone of evidence-based humanitarian response, information management is in high demand. However, relevant capacity is not always readily available in field operations. UNCHR’s Training for Information Management in Emergencies (TIME) aims to equip staff and stand-by partners with the skills and knowledge needed for deployments to emergency operations...
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March 2016 Update from the Sweden Profiling of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children from Afghanistan
In 2015, Sweden received a record-breaking 162,877 asylum applications. More than 30,000 of these applicants were unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) from Afghanistan. Given the large number, UNHCR have embarked on a profiling exercise to better understand their plight and current situation to inform an adequate response. This exercise aims: To...
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  • Partner Event
    27 May 19 - 31 May 19

    UN-Habitat Assembly 2019

  • Partner Event
    06 Jun 19 - 06 Jun 19

    Urban Profiling: How to start with a shared understanding in urban contexts (webinar)

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