Themes of

IDPs future preferences & plans

The purpose of this module is to understand the overall settlement preferences of the displaced population and the main obstacles for pursuing this preference, the factors or conditions that would enable IDPs to pursue their preferred settlement option, and the concrete plans that IDPs may have to return to the place of origin or move elsewhere. Settlement options may include remaining in current location of displacement or return, moving elsewhere in the country or returning to place of origin.

In line with the principles laid out in the IASC Framework, IDPs’ preferences for durable solutions need to be understood as part of a durable solutions analysis. These preferences are not solely linked to the settlement option they wish to pursue, explored in this module, but often understanding this will be important for framing the scope of the subsequent analysis of the durable solutions criteria.