Burundi - Profiling of IDPs

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Source Norwegian Refugee Council
Date of Dataset Sep 06, 2011 - Oct 11, 2011
Expected Update Frequency Never

Background: During 2011/2012 JIPS supported a profiling exercise in Burundi, commissioned by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and led by the Groupe Thematique Chargé de la Recherche de Solutions Durables pour Les Personnes Déplacées Internes au Burundi (GTPDI), in an effort to update overall knowledge of the IDP and returnee population and inform the Government’s National Reintegration Strategy.

Objectives: The overall objective was to collect data that would inform the development of a national policy in Burundi and to provide stakeholders with an estimate of the displaced and returnee populations, their characteristics and intentions. More specifically, the process aimed to: · Compile a final list of sites of IDPs in Burundi · Collect the number of individuals and households living on these sites, disaggregated by sex and age · Amass socio-economic information of people living on the sites, their status, land issues and specific intentions · Assess the viability of the sites, including land situation, access to basic services and relationship between IDPs and host communities

Target population: All people present in the IDP sites throughout Burundi, displaced due to the war of 1993 to 2005.

Geographical coverage: All sites across the national territory of Burundi where IDPs have settled during or after the 1993-2005 conflict in Burundi.

Data collection methods:

(1) Enumeration/counting : in a first phase, all IDP sites were verified through field visits after which a full enumeration of all households and individuals living in each of them was conducted. A total of 120 IDP settlements were identified, and a total of 19,948 IDP households and 78,798 individuals were counted.

(2) Community survey : the chiefs of each site were interviewed using a community questionnaire to obtain information on the characteristics of the sites, including GPS coordinates of each one.

(3) Household survey : to collect comprehensive information on the characteristics and situation of IDP households and individuals a sample-based survey was designed. To ensure the representativeness of the sample, a simple random sampling without replacement with equal probabilities was implemented in each site (using results from enumeration), with a final sample size of 2,316 households (ensuring a 5% margin of error). The results obtained from the survey sample were extrapolated to the population in each site and in each province.

(4) Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) : to complement the community and household surveys, 240 FGDs were conducted (2 in each site, one with men and one with women) as well 62 FGDs with young girls and boys.

Period: Enumeration took place between 6 and 23 September 2011 followed by the household survey between 20 September and 6 October. FGDs were conducted between 7 September and 11 October.

Profiling process, results and tools

To read more about the profiling process, final results and tools used: http://www.jips.org/en/field-support/countryoperations/burundi/burundi-2012

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