The Compilers’ Manual (CM) offers operational instructions on collecting and disseminating official statistics on refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and related populations. An initial draft was shared and welcomed by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2020. The CM is a ‘living document,’ which will be revised and enhanced as the body of expertise and knowledge develops worldwide.
The Manual is currently structured around the eight phases of the Generic Statistical Business Process Model with an additional ninth phase on coordination.
The document is based on contributions and examples provided by EGRISS members. It supports the implementation of both the refugee and IDP recommendations. The two populations have different classificatory requirements, but there are still many similarities in terms of operational challenges to overcome and relevant characteristics to measure. The CM signposts the populations to which each section applies. It includes:
- links/references to existing guidance,
- case studies from EGRISS member states,
- best practices,
- new practices recommended by EGRISS, and
- links to tools, relevant questionnaires, focus group guides, sampling guides, and tabulations.
The CM is currently being reviewed as part of Subgroup 3 work to guarantee its continued fitness for purpose and improve its relevance and accessibility.