On 16 April, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) launched the Durable Solutions Indicator Library and Analysis Guide. A result of a multi-stakeholder initiative over the past three years led by the Mandate and coordinated by the Joint IDP Profiling Service, these two products are a significant milestone in addressing the challenge of acquiring the necessary evidence to support durable solutions to internal displacement.
The project took as a starting point the IASC-endorsed Framework on Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons from 2010, which is widely recognized as the benchmark on durable solutions for IDPs. Despite conceptual clarity provided by the Framework on the definition, principles and criteria related to durable solutions, many challenges persisted when trying to use it in practice. The Indicator Library translated the Framework into measurable indicators, and the Analysis Guide accompanies a user of the Library in organizing a collaborative durable solutions analysis process. Together, they provide a means for joint analysis to pursue evidence-based action to support displaced individuals, families and communities in achieving durable solutions.
The Indicator Library and Analysis Guide are available here.