Methodological refinement

To complement existing guidance in the IRRS, IRIS and the Compilers’ Manual, work is needed to fill key methodological gaps.

EGRISS, under the leadership of Technical Subgroup 2 ‘Methodological Research and Guidance Development’, is actively working on collectively identified topics through research, piloting and expert dialogue, that will ensure the recommendations remain relevant and fit for purpose.

More specifically, EGRISS is working to: 

  • Complete the ‘composite measure for overcoming key displacement-related vulnerabilities’ proposed in the IRIS. The composite measure is intended to support producing official statistics on internal displacement by measuring a key exit from the IDP stock. Since the endorsement of the IRIS, further testing, consultation, and analysis were required to further refine the measure. Technical Subgroup 2 is responsible for taking this challenging work forward to make it a fully workable statistical instrument;
  • Contribute to capturing 12 priority SDG indicators in forced displacement contexts. The focus is on examining the significance of monitoring SDG indicators for forcibly displaced populations, the existing data gaps and providing guidance to assess the identified indicators.
  • Other initiatives involve standardizing the IRIS “progress measure” indicators; discussing the statistical definition of host community; maturation of the IRIS composite measure for overcoming key displacement-related vulnerabilities and expanding the Compiler’s Manual to reflect the new IROSS.
Methodological refinement

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