Displacement Profiling in Urban Areas: Methodological Approaches for Collecting and Analysing Data on Internal Displacement in Cities

This report shows that urban settings pose particular constraints that affect obtaining up-to-date and representative data on displaced people. These constraints can be logistical such as resource constraints and security risks for data collection teams, or political such as bringing different stakeholders together and enabling trust in the results, or technical such as deciding on methodologies to structure and guide the data collection.

This report focuses on the technical side, specifically how to overcome certain methodological challenges of analysing internal displacement in urban settings. The strategies used include mapping informal areas and conducting an enumeration to update statistics on internal displacement, using an area-based approach to distinguish between problems entire areas are facing and those unique to displaced populations, and finally using a comprehensive analytical framework to model how a city is and is not functioning to highlight gaps in service provision in displacement affected areas.

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