Internal Displacement Index 2021

The Internal Displacement Index (IDI) combines information on the impacts of displacement, the context in which it happens, and governments’ efforts to address it. It is the first and only tool available today to comprehensively measure progress on internal displacement.

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New displacements by disasters: breakdown by hazards (2008-2020)
The internal displacement cycle

Measuring Internal Displacement: Internal Displacement Index (IDI)

IDMC's first IDI report provided a baseline assessment at the end of 2019. This second report captures the global situation at the end of 2020 and shows that, while moderate progress has been recorded in some areas, significant progress is still to be made. 

Internal Displacement Index Results In 2020

Hover over the map to compare overall IDI results for 2019 and 2020 in each country. Click on the tabs to explore the different results for; impacts of displacement, contextual factors, policies and capacities.

Internal Displacement Index (IDI) values for 46 countries affected by both conflict and disaster displacement in 2020.
Internal Displacement Index (IDI) values for 46 countries affected by both conflict and disaster displacement in 2020.
Impact values for 46 countries affected by both conflict and disaster displacement in 2020
Impact values for 46 countries affected by both conflict and disaster displacement in 2020.
Context values for 46 countries affected by both conflict and disaster displacement in 2020
Context values for 46 countries affected by both conflict and disaster displacement in 2020.
Policies and capacities values for 46 countries affected by both conflict and disaster displacement in 2020
Policies and capacities values for 46 countries affected by both conflict and disaster displacement in 2020.

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Internal Displacement Index (IDI), Policies and capacities, Impact, Context values for 46 countries affected by both conflict and disaster displacement in 2020.You can interact with this infographic to see in-depth data

Policies And Capacities Lead The Way To Better Outcomes For IDPs

Challenging contexts persist around the world and, in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of IDPs has increased and the conditions in which they live have worsened. The root causes of displacement, including insecurity, disasters and the effects of climate change, and low levels of socioeconomic development continue to generate new displacement and aggravate existing crises. 

Modest improvements in the quality of data on IDPs and the development of national policies to address the issue, however, provide hope that these investments will translate into better outcomes for IDPs in the future. 

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Average values across 46 countries for the IDI, its sub-indices and indicators
Average values across 46 countries for the IDI, its sub-indices and indicatorsYou can interact with this infographic to see in-depth data

Uneven Progress Around The World

Progress on each of these categories is uneven across the world. Europe and Central Asia have the best results, followed by the Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, and South Asia. Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa regions have results below the global average. 

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Average values by region
Average values by regionYou can interact with this infographic to see in-depth data

"Internal displacement is a complex phenomenon that cannot be assessed with numbers alone. The Internal Displacement Index allows us to identify shared challenges and promising practises, prioritise resources and ultimately achieve lasting solutions for displaced people."

Alexandra Bilak, Director IDMC