The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement. IDMC was set up in 1998 at the request of the international community to fill an important knowledge gap on the global scale and patterns of internal displacement. By telling the story of internal displacement, we keep the issue and the plight of internally displaced people high on the global agenda.

We provide credible and timely data on all situations of internal displacement worldwide. We interpret the global data with research into the drivers, patterns, and impacts of internal displacement across different countries. We translate this evidence into targeted advice and support to inform global, regional and national policy-making.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

IDMC's priority is to ensure that internal displacement and internally displaced people are on the agenda of governments and development and humanitarian actors around the world, as agreed in the 2030 Agenda. IDMC fosters innovative data solutions to help monitor internal displacement, support informed policy-making and avoid internally displaced people being left behind in the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


This Partner Works to Achieve These SDGs