The Internal Displacement Research Programme (IDRP) engages with policy and policy-makers on internal displacement through structured partnerships. They include:

IDRP Policy Engagement Group

The IDRP Policy Engagement Group (PEG) ensures that institutional perspectives from policy and practice shape its research into policy-relevant concerns. PEG members serve in an institutional capacity and facilitate links between the IDRP and institutions working in the field on internal displacement. Current members include: Médecins Sans Frontières (UK); Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre; International Committee of the Red Cross; Joint IDP Profiling Service; UN High Commissioner for Refugees; Government of Switzerland; Oxfam (UK).

IDRP – High Level Panel on Internal Displacement partnership

The IDRP has entered into a partnership with the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Internal Displacement to provide research input on certain topics of interest to the panel. This work was carried out by IDRP on a pro bono basis by drawing on the research networks at the IDRP, including those created by the Interdisciplinary Network on Displacement, Conflict and Protection (INDCaP) and the Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA) projects and among recent graduates of the RLI’s MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies.

View the papers below

'Internal Displacement, Internal Migration and Refugee Flows: Connecting the Dots'
Professor David James Cantor, Director, Internal Displacement Research Programme and Jacob Ochieng Apollo, MA Refugee Protection

'The Politics of IDP Data: Improving the Use of IDP Data and Evidence'
Dr Gabriel Cardona-Fox, Associate Fellow, Bologna Institute for Policy Research, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies

'Innovative Financing Solutions for Addressing Internal Displacement: Building on Current Thinking and Practice'
Ala Al-Mahaidi, Research Affiliate, Internal Displacement Research Programme 

'The Triple Nexus (H-D-P) and Implications for Durable Solutions to Internal Displacement'
Dr Gloria Nguya, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam and Nadia Siddiqui, Co-Director, Social Enquiry, New York/Erbil

'Internal Displacement as a Development Challenge'
Dr Hana Asfour, Head of Research, Q Perspective, Jordan, Dr Sabria Al-Thawr, Gender and Development Research and Studies Center, Sana’a University, and Chantal Chastonay, Danish Refugee Council

'Preventing Internal Displacement when Disasters and Armed Conflict Cross Paths: Challenges and opportunities'
Beatriz Eugenia Sánchez-Mojica, Independent researcher, Colombia

'The Role of IDP Law and Policy in Fostering Responsibility and Accountability of Governments'
Dr Romola Adeola, Fellow and Director, GENIDA, University of Pretoria, and Dr Phil Orchard, Associate Professor, University of Wollongong

'Inter-State Dialogue on Internal Displacement: Promoting Global Platforms?'
Dr Ben Hudson, Lecturer, University of Exeter, and Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne, Senior Researcher, Judicial Studies Institute, Masaryk University

'Inter-State Dialogue on Internal Displacement: Lessons from Regional Platforms in Africa'
Dr Allehone Abebe, Senior Legal Officer, seconded by UNHCR to African Union Commission