Webinar on leveraging population and household census

The 31st October UNFPA co-organized session focused on potential of census for data collection on forcibly displaced populations.

14th Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

EGRISS at the 14th Metting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators held from 23rd to 25th October. 

Webinar on refugee and IDP identification in surveys

The Inter-Secretariat Working Group on Household Surveys co-organized session on 17 October focused on identifying refugees and IDPs in household surveys.   

LAC region CEA working group

Group on migration and forced displacement for 2024-2025 established at the region’s annual Statistical Conference on 26-28 September.

EGRISS 2023 GAIN Survey

The Global Annual Inclusion Survey (GAIN) monitors statistical projects related to refugees, IDPs and statelessness. Participation from 18 Sep. – 16 Oct.  

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.

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.

Upcoming events



15decAll Day2023 Global Refugee ForumStatistical Inclusion Pledge side event