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
An estimated 80 million people have been displaced by dam projects worldwide. With this case study series, IDMC aims to gradually draw a global picture of displacement associated with dam projects, with a focus on the most vulnerable people.
11 April 2017 | Publication
While internal displacement caused by conflict and disasters in Africa has been reported fairly constantly in the international media, development-based internal displacement in the continent is yet to gain such prominence. Guest blogger Dr Romola Adeola explores the prevalence of this root cause of internal displacement in Africa and why it has largely gone unnoticed in discussions on humanitarian protection by regional and international agencies.
07 December 2016 | Blog Post
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
This report documents and analyses the scale, process and impacts of displacement caused by development projects and business activities. IDMC shows through nine cases in India that IDPs suffer detrimental impacts and rarely recover. As the world embarks on implementing the post-2015 global development agendas, IDMC calls for people displaced by development projects and business activities to be priority beneficiaries of development work.
14 July 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
This map shows the internal displacement in Sri Lanka as of July 2015
01 July 2015 | Map
Sri Lanka’s experience illustrates how long-term displacement is a development challenge that needs to be addressed first and foremost by governments and supporting development actors.
01 July 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's paper provides evidence-based estimates of the likelihood of disaster-induced displacement in the nations belonging to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
31 March 2015 | Publication
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
In July 2014, IDMC organised a training workshop on durable solutions in Cote d’Ivoire to support the development of a national strategy on durable solutions.
25 November 2014 | Publication
Using an innovative methodology, IDMC calculates the risk of being displaced by disasters in South-East Asia and China—and how this risk is increasing.
15 October 2014 | Publication
IDMC reveals 33.3 million people were internally displaced by conflict in 2013, with a full 63% in just 5 countries.
14 May 2014 | Blog Post
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
IDMC's annual report reveals 12.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa have been internally displaced by conflict & violence in 2013.
14 May 2014 | Blog Post
Two years after South Sudan's independence, the scale and seriousness of the country's internal displacement situation remains a major concern. Including hundreds of thousands people displaced by the current crisis since December 2013, IDMC monitoring shows that almost a million people have been newly displaced over the last three years due to ongoing instability.
09 July 2013 | Overview
Analytical Paper on the Relevance of Human Rights Approaches for Development Activities Targeting Conflict- and Disaster-Induced Displacement in Africa
01 November 2012 | Publication
IDMC explores challenges of developmental issues when looking for durable solutions to the problem of displacement.
02 October 2012 | Publication