An e-learning course titled ‘Introduction to the International Recommendations on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics’ has been developed by EGRISS in collaboration with United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (UN-SIAP) as part of the workplan of EGRISS’ Technical Subgroup on Regional Engagement and Capacity Development.

Following the successful launch and delivery of the facilitated e-learning course in 2023, which garnered over 430 enrollees, this iteration introduces an additional module on statelessness statistics. Moreover, the existing material has been updated to incorporate the latest methodological advancements and statistical practices in compiling statistics on refugees, IDPs, and statelessness. Like its predecessor, this introductory course is a core element of EGRISS’ capacity development efforts; it aims to introduce the content of the IRRS, IRIS and IROSS to practitioners working within national statistical systems and increase their capacities to compile statistics on refugees, IDPs and stateless persons. The course contains six modules and a final assessment:

  • Module 1 – Introduction to the international recommendations on refugee, IDP and statelessness statistics
  • Module 2 – Refugee statistics: measuring stocks, flows and characteristics
  • Module 3 – IDP statistics: measuring stocks, flows and characteristics
  • Module 4 – Statelessness statistics: measuring stocks, flows and characteristics
  • Module 5 – Data sources, analysis and dissemination
  • Module 6 – National, regional and international statistics coordination

The objectives of the e-learning are for participants to:

  • Discuss the role of EGRISS and its outputs in providing the statistical framework for the compilation of official statistics in response to the various data needs.
  • Apply concepts, definitions, methodology, and main data sources for refugee, IDP, and statelessness statistics according to internationally endorsed recommendations.
  • Illustrate implementation issues, including data sharing, data confidentiality, data quality, and metadata.
  • Appraise the importance of coordination of data on refugees, IDPs and statelessness to facilitate policy development.

A facilitated course will run from 1st April – 24th May 2024. Interested participants are welcome to register here: 


The self-paced version of the course is currently available. We invite everyone interested to access it through Participants will be eligible to receive certificates upon successful completion of the course and final assessment. 


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