Methods – JIPS – Joint IDP Profiling Service
Sampling Guide for Displacement Situations: Choosing & Planning Your Approach
When we want to collect information about a group of people, we have the choice between collecting information on all members of the group (a census), or only from a sample of them. In displacement-related contexts, conducting a census is often particularly vulnerable to bias and generally also an expensive...
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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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Composite Measures for Analysing Durable Solutions: Practitioners’ Reflections from Global and Local Level
In recent time, we have seen many actors scaling up their engagement on durable solutions in contexts of displacement. However, analysing and measuring progress towards durable solutions is often a complex undertaking and methodologically challenging. One approach that is increasingly being explored in this context, are composite measures. In which...
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IGAD-GP20 Regional Exchange on Internal Displacement: Key Takeaways for Durable Solutions Analysis
The last Regional Consultative Process (RCP) of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), held in October 2019 in Addis Ababa and co-convened by GP20, was exclusively dedicated to internal displacement. With over a 100 government officials, humanitarian and development practitioners, donors and other actors, the event was a great opportunity...
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A Training of Trainers to Feed Into the Urban Profiling in Yemen
Since early 2019, JIPS has been supporting UN-Habitat’s Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) in Yemen to implement urban profiling exercises and produce a sound and agreed-upon evidence base that can inform recovery and reconstruction efforts in the country. Having supported earlier profiling exercises in 2010 and 2014 (looking at the...
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Building Capacity for Urban Profiling in Cities in Conflict: UrbAN-Syria Consortium Delivered its First Training
From August 26-29, 2019, Urban Analysis Network Syria (UrbAN-S) consortium delivered its first four-day training centered on urban profiling. Developed by JIPS and delivered together with iMMAP and Common Space Initiative (CSI), the course aimed to help organisations responding to urban displacement in Syria, to improve their understanding of analysis...
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Our First French-Language Profiling Coordination Training in Dakar, Senegal
For this year's regional edition of our flagship training course, the Profiling Coordination Training (PCT), a five-member team of JIPS facilitators headed to Dakar, Senegal. They were joined by five external co-facilitators from our partners, OCHA and IOM with the Centre for Humanitarian Data, with whom we walked through the entire profiling process...
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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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Durable Solutions Analysis Methodology Development & Technical Challenges: From our Second Profiling Mission to Ukraine
After an initial scoping mission in November 2018, we returned to Ukraine for a second time in early June. JIPS’ Head of Information Management and Innovation Wilhelmina Welsch and Information Management Officer Melissa Weihmayer met partners in Severodonetsk, in the Luhansk Oblast, located in eastern Ukraine, as well as in...
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Place, Governance & People: Sharing Profiling Expertise at UN-Habitat’s first Assembly
At JIPS we were delighted to be able to attend UN-Habitat’s inaugural Assembly in Nairobi at the end of May 2019. Spread over a whole week, the event was a clear success for the organisation and created a space for a wide variety of thought-provoking events alongside the main agenda. Having...
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Scoping Mission to Nigeria: Assessing Information & Capacity Building Needs for a Durable Solutions Analysis (2019)
A decade of conflict and continued violence by non-state armed groups and military operations are affecting millions of people in north-eastern Nigeria. Estimates put the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) at 2 million (Source: DTM, Round XXIV, August 2018), with over 80% being in Borno State. The government and...
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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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