Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) account for the greatest share of displaced populations globally and there is a growing recognition of the need for accurate and actionable data and statistics on IDPs to inform national response and support policy processes.
As a response to those needs, the 'Technical Report on Statistics of Internally Displaced Persons: Current practice and recommendations for improvement', adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in March 2018, provides a stock-take of the current state of official Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) statistics, discusses which coordination mechanisms are requisite when producing IDP statistics and provides preliminary recommendations towards developing a statistical framework on IDPs.
Although a separate product, this report should be read in conjunction with the 'International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics (IRRS)'. The link between these two documents is important. This is not only because of key similarities between the populations concerned, but also because aligning the statistical recommendations they contain is necessary for producing interoperable statistics on different displaced populations in order to inform comprehensive policy and response. [+]