Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)

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Country: International, Switzerland

Mission:

IDMC is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement. By providing data and evidence on internal displacement, we aim to keep the issue and the plight of internally displaced people high on the global agenda. IDMC was established in 1998 at the request of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee in acknowledgement of the increasing number of internally displaced people fleeing conflict worldwide and the need for a comprehensive and coherent system of collecting data on their situation to inform and shape policy and operational responses.

Our work in development finance:

To provide a comprehensive global picture of the scope and nature of displacement caused by development projects, in 2015 we institutionalized our work on the phenomenon. Until then we had gathered information and knowledge on the topic where it intersected with conflict and disaster displacement. Since 2015 we have published a report on displacement caused by development projects in India (http://www.internal-displacement.org/library/publications/2016/pushed-aside-displaced-for-development-in-india), held an expert roundtable on displacement caused by development projects, designed and conducted phase 1 of our monitoring of displacement caused by development projects, designed phase 2 of our monitoring of displacement caused by development projects and issued a policy brief on how implementation of the SDGs can undermine achievement of the 2030 agenda on sustainable development.

Website: www.internal-displacement.org