The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement. IDMC was set up in 1998 at the request of the international community to fill an important knowledge gap on the global scale and patterns of internal displacement. By telling the story of internal displacement, we keep the issue and the plight of internally displaced people high on the global agenda.

We provide credible and timely data on all situations of internal displacement worldwide. We interpret the global data with research into the drivers, patterns, and impacts of internal displacement across different countries. We translate this evidence into targeted advice and support to inform global, regional and national policy-making.

Priorities as an Inclusive Data Charter Champion:

We are committed to generating data that is inclusive, accessible, disaggregated, and drawn from diverse sources, and contributing to a stronger evidence base to inform policymaking on internal displacement and sustainable development.

  • We will extend access to our displacement monitoring platform to more partners, while increasing the amount of data and the number of sources available on it.
  • We will collaborate with partners, including UNICEF, to improve our understanding of the needs and vulnerabilities of internally displaced children, youth and women.
  • Where we do primary data collection and in our other qualitative empirical research, we commit to disaggregating our data, and situating our findings within broader conversations on sustainable development to highlight the specific needs of particularly vulnerable groups of internally displaced persons, including children, women and older persons.

IDMC's IDC Action Plan.

IDMC's IDC 2019 Monitoring Report.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

IDMC's priority is to ensure that internal displacement and internally displaced people are on the agenda of governments and development and humanitarian actors around the world, as agreed in the 2030 Agenda. IDMC fosters innovative data solutions to help monitor internal displacement, support informed policy-making and avoid internally displaced people being left behind in the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Initiatives in Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

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Inclusive Data Charter

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The Inclusive Data Charter was developed to mobilize political commitments and meaningful actions to advance inclusive and disaggregated data.
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Citizen-Generated Data Task Team

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Working to produce recommendations on what types of CGD initiatives are best suited to different purposes; producing guidance on how to navigate and engage with different types of CGD initiatives; and providing a forum to share experiences, challenges, and learning related to CGD.

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