Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – JIPS – Joint IDP Profiling Service
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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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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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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World Reconstruction Conference 4 – Profiling Serves as Key Information Source for Reconstruction Planning
The fourth World Reconstruction Conference in May 2019 in Geneva reaffirmed that "the inclusion of marginalised groups […] during assessment, planning and decision-making processes" is key for long-term recovery from crisis. Similarly, the event underlined the importance of bringing together a place-based with a people-based approach to achieve a comprehensive...
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IAEG-SDGs: Leaving no one behind through disaggregated data
Tasked to develop and implement the global indicator framework for the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda, the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) recently gathered in Sweden for a three-day meeting aimed to progress their work that started in 2015. Hosted by SIDA, the meeting included...
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National ownership, traditional methods and new approaches to statistics production - Reflections from 2018 World Data Forum
With over 2,000 experts from more than 100 countries and numerous international organisations, civil society, private sector and academia, the second UN World Data Forum was an exciting opportunity to discuss initiatives and challenging nuts-yet-to-crack around IDP statistics. For our part, we organised a session on challenges and solutions to the production of...
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