The IDP research programme provides an independent specialised forum to promote and facilitate research on internal displacement.

Launched in summer 2019, it follows on from the July 2018 workshop ‘Revitalising IDP research’. It is hosted by the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.


Scope and Objectives

The IDP research programme aims to promote and facilitate research on internal displacement. It includes, but is not limited to, policy-relevant research. Its objectives are to:

  • Raise the profile of research on internal displacement in academic and practitioner circles
  • Support, disseminate and share current and ongoing work by researchers in this field
  • Connect research in this field with that in cognate areas, including refugee studies
  • Bring new researchers to the field and develop new cross- and inter-disciplinary work
  • Promote and support research capacity in countries affected by internal displacement

Networks and Activities

Coordinated by the RLI staff working on internal displacement (Professor David Cantor, Joakim Daun and Bethan Mathias), the programme includes: