Type of practice:
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.
Benefit and Impact
Recommendations(if the practice is to be replicated)
It would also be recommended to bring the people who work on the migration area and statistics.