Refugee & IDP statistics – 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 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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UNSC Endorses Intl. Recommendations on IDP Statistics, Welcomes Compilers’ Manual & EGRIS' New Mandate
The UN Statistical Commission’s 51st session was a major and long-awaited milestone for the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS). Since the Commission’s 49th session in 2018 – where the International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics (IRRS) and the Technical Report on IDP Statistics had been endorsed – we...
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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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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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Colombia’s Victims’ Unit Work on IDP Data & The Value of JIPS’ Support
Colombia has experienced a large scale and significantly protracted internal displacement crisis for a number of years. The Government, primarily through the work of the Unit for the Victims Assistance and Reparation (hereafter: Victim’s Unit) has provided strong leadership in shaping the response in the form of both humanitarian action...
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International Recommendations on IDP Statistics Becoming Real: Update on EGRIS
Since the last all-members meeting of the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS) in Ankara, in February 2019, we have put substantive work into further shaping up the International Recommendations on IDP Statistics (IRIS). We are proud to see the IRIS “become real”: the feedback from the ongoing...
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Leaving no (Refugee) Behind: The New Indicator on Refugees in the SDG Indicator Framework is a Game-Changer
For those of us working on forced displacement, it has become undeniable in recent years that any real resolution to refugee and IDP situations requires development as well as humanitarian interventions. This reality has, unfortunately, not always been without question and has had limited traction outside of the community working...
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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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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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ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (June 2019): Changing Mindsets to Address Conflict & Disaster Displacement
Since the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement were published in 1998, significant efforts and resources have been invested to better understand and address the global phenomenon of internal displacement. It seems, however, that rarely do we take the time to learn across conflict and disaster displacement contexts. Despite the many...
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Statistical Capacity Building on Forced Displacement: An Urgent Need for SDGs & GCR indicators?
Ever since a week full of international meetings on indicator frameworks at the end of March 2019, I am left reflecting on the issue of statistical capacity building, or more specifically on capacity building to improve data on forced displacement. Data – or statistics – is a critical building block...
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