EGRISS 2023 GAIN Survey

The Global Annual Inclusion Survey (GAIN) monitors statistical projects related to refugees, IDPs and statelessness. Participate from 18 September to 9 October.  

Paper on a statistical measure for exits from the stock of IDPs

‘Refining the composite measure for overcoming key displacement-related vulnerabilities proposed in the International Recommendations on IDP Statistics (IRIS)’

Revised Compilers' Manual

It offers clear technical guidance to support countries to improve official statistics on refugees, IDPs and related populations.

LAC Sessions on the Recommendations

Regional NSO personnel and government officials participated in the three EGRISS and CEPAL co-organized sessions. 

Paper on refugee and IDP identification questions in surveys

‘Towards a standarized approach to identify IDPs, refugees and related populations in household surveys’.

E-learning self-paced course available

The online ‘Introduction to the International Recommendations on Refugee and IDP Statistics’ course is currently available.

EGRISS 2022 Annual Report published

‘Fostering Statistical Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced and Stateless Persons as Global Estimates Rise to Over 100 Million’.

Implementation examples


Since the endorsement of the International Recommendations on Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Statistics (IRRS and IRIS), the EGRISS Secretariat has been monitoring their implementation at national, regional and global levels. Over 100 examples of planned, ongoing or completed initiatives have been identified so far. Discover more about how the recommendations are being implemented.


examples of concrete implementation

UN Statistical Commission

Expert Group on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS)


The United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), at its 47th session in 2016, established the Expert Group on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS) with the initial mandate to develop International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics (IRRS). EGRISS’ mandate was later extended to develop the International Recommendations on Internally Displaced Persons Statistic (IRIS) and a Compilers’ Manual. Currently, EGRISS is implementing its third mandate, focusing on the implementation of both sets of recommendations at national, regional and international levels as well as the development of the International Recommendations on Statelessness Statistics (IROSS), which were successfully endorsed at the 54th session of the UNSC in 2023. EGRISS is a multi-stakeholder group comprised by members from 57 national authorities and 36 regional and international organizations.