Themes of

Core demographic data

Core demographic indicators are crucial for disaggregation of the rest of the durable solutions indicators. At a minimum, data should be disaggregated by sex, age and location. In most displacement contexts, additional diversity criteria (e.g. ethnicity, language or IDPs’ area of origin) are paramount for understanding differences within the target population and potential underlying obstacles and opportunities for durable solutions.

Displacement and mobility history indicators are important for providing an overview of the displacement situation overall, such as fluidity of population movements and causes of displacement. It also forms the basis for identification of IDPs in data collection.

Analysing discrimination on account of displacement is an integral part of a durable solutions analysis. In many contexts it may be difficult to discern whether experiences of discrimination are fundamentally linked to a person’s displacement or another characteristic. While discrimination due to other reasons is equally to be addressed, understanding discrimination emanating from displacement will be paramount in order to identify ways of addressing this as part of comprehensive support to durable solutions.