Profiling is an ongoing and continuous exercise that produces a regularly updated stream of information
Profiling can provide in-depth sectoral information
What is considered the “core data” that is collected in a profiling exercise?
Reasons for Displacement
What are the kinds of information that a profiling exercise might typically collect?
Social cohesion in communities with higher concentrations of displaced populations
Population disaggregated by sex, age, location and diversity
Displaced person’s plans and coping mechanisms for what appears to be protracted displacement
Locations of where the target population can be found
What are some uses for the data collected and analysed in a profiling exercise?
Identifying and tracking individual cases
Informing the process of property restitution
Convincing governments to allocate funding for displaced people
Inform assistance programs on the needs and capacities of the populations
Is it possible for profiling to produce comparative analyses between IDPs, refugees and host communities?
We know that there is a sizable population of displaced persons in a given region, but it appears that the majority are living outside of camps or collective centers. Can profiling still capture information on this population?
In a profiling exercise, promoting collaboration is only important during the planning and implementation phases
FALSE. Collaboration is important through the exercise because it helps the parties trust and act on findings and the recommendations
FALSE. Collaboration throughout the exercise is important first and foremost because it allows the profiling coordinator to keep tabs on other organizations and discourage defection
TRUE. Because the end goal of a profiling exercise is to collect data, everything else that happens after collection does not concern the exercise
TRUE. Because the most difficult part is for all relevant actors to agree on objectives, once this is established, cooperation typically follows throughout the exercise