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Supporting Government of Tajikistan with tracking and monitoring of displacement and population mobility

GCM Objectives

GCM Guiding Principles*

*All practices are to uphold the ten guiding principles of the GCM. This practice particularly exemplifies these listed principles.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Dates

2022 - Present

Type of practice

Measuring/Data collection

Geographic Scope

Country:

Regions:

Sub Regions:

Summary

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is IOM's tool to track and monitor displacement and population mobility. It is a regular and systematic tool to understand a movement flow, needs of displaced population and their vulnerabilities. DTM was piloted in Tajikistan within the regional Covid-19 response project in 2020-2021 with the focus on assessing impact of Covid-19 pandemic on returned migrants and their households. The experience and results stimulated interest of key government partners on migration governance. Considering this, IOM organized series of workshops for partners to enable them to have a closer look at DTM and explore its potential application in different context.

On 6 and 7 April 2022, an IOM Expert hold a workshop on the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). The participants were UN agencies, government structures and civil society organizations. The workshop was dedicated to DTM implementation, including methodological framework, DTM components, information management system etc. DTM is well aligned with national and global frameworks. Specifically, it is in line with the first objective of the GCM “Collect and utilize accurate and disaggregated data as a basis for evidence-based policies”. The application of the tool in the country will assist decision-makers to obtain an accurate data about mobility flow and needs of population and respond to crisis, conflict, or other context in a fast and effective manner. In addition, IOM Expert hold bilateral meetings with key government structures working on migration issues as well as civil society organizations.

 

Collaborators

Main Implementer

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Other Organizations

IOM Tajikistan

Benefit and Impact

The participants of the workshop and bilateral meetings found the Displacement Tracking Matrix an effective tool for identifying the needs of migrants impacted by conflict, crisis and natural disaster to address specific needs of displaced people. The result of the workshop and the bilateral meeting contributed to the establishment of close cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan and Red Crescent Society on data collection, analysis and reporting. Ministry of Labour expressed its willingness to support IOM Tajikistan with piloting of DTM, which will be very helpful for the Government of Tajikistan to do vulnerabilities mapping provide need-based support to affected people by migration and natural disaster. Red Crescent Society also found DTM an useful instrument to apply during emergency situations and called IOM for a joint cooperation to do collection together. IOM Tajikistan also signed a project agreement with Red Crescent society, which is joint data collection is one of the key areas for cooperation between two parties.

Key Lessons

The workshop on DTM with government and non-government partners went well. The participants were very interested with the topic of the workshop thus it was interactive and interesting. In the future, the organizer of the event decided to bring together only those parties which work on migration, specifically those specialists who work on data collection and analysis.

Recommendations(if the practice is to be replicated)

Outcomes of workshops as well as bilateral meetings reveal application of DTM within different contexts. It is worth mentioning that more deep discussions were conducted in UNCT meetings on DTM and UNICEF has expressed intertest to replicate DTM within their area of intervention. In addition, similar interest were raised from the Red Crescent Society (with whom the Mission signed a MOU in March 2022) and CSOs. As the representatives were from migration management, emergency, health, social protection, border, each of them saw relevancy and benefit of DTM to their area of work. Apart from tracking of labour mobility, the DTM can be applied for emergency situations impacted by natural disaster, which is most common in Tajikistan.

It would also be recommended to bring the people who work on the migration area and statistics.

Innovation

DTM is a new tool for Tajikistan to track and monitor displacement and population mobility. It was first introduced and rolled out in Tajikistan in 2020-2021 within the regional COVID-19 response project. The DTM was focused on assessing impact of Covid-19 pandemic on returned migrants and their households. The data was collected by the Research Institute of the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan. Within regional project, which will be launched soon, IOM will continue building capacity of relevant government agencies and CSOs on DTM and its application in different settings, including crisis and natural disaster since the government, specifically Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population raised its interest during bilateral and general meetings with IOM Experts. The government found DTM very useful tool for collection of data of displaced people and their vulnerabilities considering existent gaps on data collection. IOM experts met with RCS bilaterally and discussed area of cooperation on this subject already.

Additional Resources

Date submitted:

07 April 2022

Disclaimer: The content of this practice reflects the views of the implementers and does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations, the United Nations Network on Migration, and its members.

 

 

Supporting Government of Tajikistan with tracking and monitoring of displacement and population mobility

GCM Objectives

Dates:

2022 - Present

Type of practice:

Measuring/Data collection

Geographic Scope

Country:

Regions:

Sub Regions:

Summary

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is IOM's tool to track and monitor displacement and population mobility. It is a regular and systematic tool to understand a movement flow, needs of displaced population and their vulnerabilities. DTM was piloted in Tajikistan within the regional Covid-19 response project in 2020-2021 with the focus on assessing impact of Covid-19 pandemic on returned migrants and their households. The experience and results stimulated interest of key government partners on migration governance. Considering this, IOM organized series of workshops for partners to enable them to have a closer look at DTM and explore its potential application in different context.

On 6 and 7 April 2022, an IOM Expert hold a workshop on the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). The participants were UN agencies, government structures and civil society organizations. The workshop was dedicated to DTM implementation, including methodological framework, DTM components, information management system etc. DTM is well aligned with national and global frameworks. Specifically, it is in line with the first objective of the GCM “Collect and utilize accurate and disaggregated data as a basis for evidence-based policies”. The application of the tool in the country will assist decision-makers to obtain an accurate data about mobility flow and needs of population and respond to crisis, conflict, or other context in a fast and effective manner. In addition, IOM Expert hold bilateral meetings with key government structures working on migration issues as well as civil society organizations.

 

Collaborators

Main Implementer:

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Other Organizations:

IOM Tajikistan

Benefit and Impact

The participants of the workshop and bilateral meetings found the Displacement Tracking Matrix an effective tool for identifying the needs of migrants impacted by conflict, crisis and natural disaster to address specific needs of displaced people. The result of the workshop and the bilateral meeting contributed to the establishment of close cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan and Red Crescent Society on data collection, analysis and reporting. Ministry of Labour expressed its willingness to support IOM Tajikistan with piloting of DTM, which will be very helpful for the Government of Tajikistan to do vulnerabilities mapping provide need-based support to affected people by migration and natural disaster. Red Crescent Society also found DTM an useful instrument to apply during emergency situations and called IOM for a joint cooperation to do collection together. IOM Tajikistan also signed a project agreement with Red Crescent society, which is joint data collection is one of the key areas for cooperation between two parties.

Key Lessons

The workshop on DTM with government and non-government partners went well. The participants were very interested with the topic of the workshop thus it was interactive and interesting. In the future, the organizer of the event decided to bring together only those parties which work on migration, specifically those specialists who work on data collection and analysis.

Recommendations(if the practice is to be replicated)

Outcomes of workshops as well as bilateral meetings reveal application of DTM within different contexts. It is worth mentioning that more deep discussions were conducted in UNCT meetings on DTM and UNICEF has expressed intertest to replicate DTM within their area of intervention. In addition, similar interest were raised from the Red Crescent Society (with whom the Mission signed a MOU in March 2022) and CSOs. As the representatives were from migration management, emergency, health, social protection, border, each of them saw relevancy and benefit of DTM to their area of work. Apart from tracking of labour mobility, the DTM can be applied for emergency situations impacted by natural disaster, which is most common in Tajikistan.

It would also be recommended to bring the people who work on the migration area and statistics.

GCM Guiding Principles*

*All practices are to uphold the ten guiding principles of the GCM. This practice particularly exemplifies these listed principles.

Innovation

DTM is a new tool for Tajikistan to track and monitor displacement and population mobility. It was first introduced and rolled out in Tajikistan in 2020-2021 within the regional COVID-19 response project. The DTM was focused on assessing impact of Covid-19 pandemic on returned migrants and their households. The data was collected by the Research Institute of the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan. Within regional project, which will be launched soon, IOM will continue building capacity of relevant government agencies and CSOs on DTM and its application in different settings, including crisis and natural disaster since the government, specifically Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population raised its interest during bilateral and general meetings with IOM Experts. The government found DTM very useful tool for collection of data of displaced people and their vulnerabilities considering existent gaps on data collection. IOM experts met with RCS bilaterally and discussed area of cooperation on this subject already.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Additional Resources

Date submitted:

07 April 2022

Disclaimer: The content of this practice reflects the views of the implementers and does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations, the United Nations Network on Migration, and its members.

 

 

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).