Experts at the first International Forum on Migration Statistics this month talked extensively about the need for more data on human mobility to support the 2030 Agenda. Yet despite the clear nexus between internal displacement and the Sustainable Development Goals, little if any attention was given to the issue. IDMC’s researcher Christelle Cazabat shares her views and explains why this was a major oversight
30 January 2018 | Blog Post
IDMC convened and hosted an expert roundtable meeting with experts on displacement associated with development to seek strategic guidance and support for its work on the issue. This report summarises participants’ general views and presents a selection of points raised during the meeting.
17 August 2017 | Publication
Global development leaders recently concluded their annual review of progress toward achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a 15-year framework that came into effect in 2016. Despite longstanding and widespread acceptance that internal displacement is a development issue, it was rarely even mentioned. It should have been central.
20 July 2017 | Blog Post
This briefing paper explores the relationship between internal displacement and the six goals under review this year at the High Level Political Forum.
13 July 2017 | Publication
As UN member states commit to the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years, this paper sets out the specific challenges facing people internally displaced to and within urban areas and related recommendations to ensure they benefit from the implementation of the agenda and are not ‘left behind’.
11 October 2016 | Publication
In March 2016, IDMC undertook its first research mission to India dedicated to displacement caused by development projects.
29 April 2016 | Blog Post
Self-reliance is key to unlocking protracted displacement. Aid agencies are increasingly providing livelihoods assistance that reflects local complexities, but the steps IDPs take to improve self-reliance need to be better understood and supported.
30 September 2015 | Publication
Q&A analysing current and future challenges concerning the protection needs of different groups of displaced people, in particular for IDPs.
01 April 2015 | Blog Post
IDMC report reveals an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for a stronger link between displacement and disaster risk reduction.
18 March 2015 | Blog Post
IDMC's report forecasts an increased risk of global displacement caused by disasters, and calls for a stronger link between displacement and disaster risk reduction.
12 March 2015 | Publication
IDMC's flagship report reveals 33.3 million internally displaced by conflict in 2013, a record high for the second year.
14 May 2014 | Publication