Study: Monitoring the social integration of internally displaced persons (IDPs) into host communities

by Iryna Demchenko, Director at Analytical Center “Socioconsulting” 

Since the outbreak of full-scale war in February 2022, the process of internal displacement in Ukraine has become global. According to Iryna Vereshchuk, Minister of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, as of mid-2023, almost 5 million internally displaced persons were registered in Ukraine, and about 2 million more were not officially registered [1].

To strengthen the capacity of the authorities and NGOs to shape a balanced and evidence-based policy on internally displaced persons (IDPs) integration, the Analytical Center “Socioconsulting” has developed a universal tool for monitoring the situation of social integration of IDPs into host communities. This tool is a questionnaire for a quantitative survey of IDPs and can be used by authorities and NGOs at the national, regional and local levels.

Using the developed methodology, in October 2023, AC “Socioconsulting” implemented the first wave of national monitoring of the social integration of IDPs into host communities. A total of 800 standardized face-to-face interviews with IDPs were conducted using the CAPI methodology. The sample was national, targeted, and based on quotas. Quotas were calculated using parameters such as region, gender, and age.

The study results allowed us to determine the rating of challenges faced by IDPs in various spheres of life and to analyze in detail the life of IDPs in host communities in many components. For more information on the results of the study, please click here.


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