The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement. For the millions of people worldwide displaced within their own country, IDMC plays a unique role as a global monitor and evidence-based advocate to influence policy and action by governments, UN agencies, donors, international organisations and NGOs.
IDMC was established in 1998 at the request of the Interagency Standing Committee on humanitarian assistance. Since then, IDMC’s unique global function has been recognised and reiterated in annual UN General Assembly resolutions.
IDMC is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), an independent, non-governmental humanitarian organisation.
IATI is a global initiative to improve the transparency of development and humanitarian resources and their results for addressing poverty and crises.
IATI brings together governments, multilateral institutions, private sector and civil society organisations and others to increase the transparency of resources flowing into developing countries.
IATI encourage all organisations that distribute or spend resources to publish information about their development and humanitarian activities using IATI’s data standard. This is a set of rules and guidance to ensure information is easy to access, understand and use. For more information visit iatistandard.org.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of the CGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.
Vision and Mission
IFPRI’s vision is a world free of hunger and malnutrition. Its mission is to provide research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.
What We Do
Research at IFPRI focuses on six strategic areas:
Ensuring Sustainable Food Production: IFPRI’s research analyzes options for policies, institutions, innovations, and technologies that can advance sustainable food production in a context of resource scarcity, threats to biodiversity, and climate change. READ MORE
Promoting Healthy Food Systems: IFPRI examines how to improve diet quality and nutrition for the poor, focusing particularly on women and children, and works to create synergies among the three vital components of the food system: agriculture, health, and nutrition. READ MORE
Improving Markets and Trade: IFPRI’s research focuses on strengthening markets and correcting market failures to enhance the benefits from market participation for small-scale farmers. READ MORE
Transforming Agriculture: The aim of IFPRI’s research in this area is to improve development strategies to ensure broad-based rural growth and to accelerate the transformation from low-income, rural, agriculture-based economies to high-income, more urbanized, and industrial service-based ones. READ MORE
Building Resilience: IFPRI’s research explores the causes and impacts of environmental, political, and economic shocks that can affect food security, nutrition, health, and well-being and evaluates interventions designed to enhance resilience at various levels. READ MORE
Strengthening Institutions and Governance: IFPRI’s research on institutions centers on collective action in management of natural resources and farmer organizations. Its governance-focused research examines the political economy of agricultural policymaking, the degree of state capacity and political will required for achieving economic transformation, and the impacts of different governance arrangements. READ MORE
Research on gender cuts across all six areas, because understanding the relationships between women and men can illuminate the pathway to sustainable and inclusive economic development.
IFPRI also leads two CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs): Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH).
Beyond research, IFPRI’s work includes partnerships, communications, and capacity strengthening. The Institute collaborates with development implementers, public institutions, the private sector, farmers’ organizations, and other partners around the world.
More information on IFPRI’s work is available in the Institute’s 2013–2018 strategy and in its most recent annual report.
The International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international NGO based in The Hague that supports the safety of aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts.
INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety-related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations, and training.
INSO services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.
IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: a) Assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management.
b) Advance understanding of migration issues.
Encourage social and economic development through migration.
c) Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health. Headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa.
Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.
Missing Migrants Project has been tracking deaths of migrants and those who have gone missing along migratory routes worldwide since the October 2013 tragedies, when at least 368 migrants died in two shipwrecks near the Italian island of Lampedusa. The Project is a source of up to date information for media, researchers, and the general public access. There is no other global tracking project similar to the Missing Migrants Project. Missing Migrants Project data are compiled from a variety of sources. Sources vary depending on the region and broadly include data from national authorities, such as Coast Guards and Medical Examiners; media reports; NGOs; and interviews with survivors of shipwrecks. For more information, please visit https://missingmigrants.iom.int/.
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health is a leader in public health education and research. The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health specializes in research, technical support and training with the aim of improving humanitarian response.
The Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) is an inter-agency service based in Geneva that supports government, humanitarian and development actors to collect profiling data for collaborative and evidence-based responses to displacement. Explore, analyse and visualise profiling data to create draft reports with the DART.
President Mwai Kibaki launched the Kenya Open Data Initiative on July 8 2011, making key government data freely available to the public through a single online portal. The website is a user-friendly platform that allows for visualizations and downloads of the data and easy access for software developers. The goal of opendata.go.ke is to make core Kenya Government development, demographic, statistical and expenditure data available in a useful digital format for researchers, policymakers, ICT developers and the general public.
Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is a humanitarian relief organisation created through an Act of Parliament, Cap 256 of the Laws of Kenya of 21st December 1965. Previously, the Society existed as a branch of the British Red Cross between 1939 and 1965. As a voluntary organisation, the Society operates through a network of eight regions and 64 branches countrywide.
Currently, the Society has about 70,000 members/volunteers who assist in implementing activities at the Headquarters, Regional and Branch levels. Membership to the Society is open to everyone without any discrimination based on race, sex, religion, class, political opinion or nationality. The Society, which gained recognition by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1966, is also a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (RC/RC) since 1967, the largest humanitarian movement represented in 183 countries worldwide.
La Niña consortium is a consortium of 5 INGOs namely OXFAM, ACTED, VSF Germany, Concern Worldwide and Transparency International and their local partners who are responsible for implementing a resilience programme with the principal objective of contributing to the resilience of the population living in the Arid Lands of Kenya through Emergency Preparedness and Early Response. Oxfam is the lead agency and is responsible for coordination and overall accountability. Each consortium partner brings a varied experience and technical expertise and provides technical leadership within the consortium on their specialized thematic programming areas: Concern Worldwide - Nutrition and Surge models; VSF Germany - Animal Health and conflict prevention and mitigation; ACTED - Early Warning systems; Oxfam- Advocacy,Governance, WASH and Monitoring and Evaluation and TI - Accountability.
The Social Sciences Laboratory (LACSO) is an academic and non-governmental organization founded in 1993, with the mission of deepening and improving the knowledge of Venezuelan society through scientific research and the training of researchers. Its director is the Sociologist and Doctor in Social Sciences Roberto Briceño-León. In the last decade, LACSO has dedicated, in depth, to the investigation of issues related to violence, insecurity, access to justice, organized crime and the loss of institutionality in Venezuela.
MajiData is the pro-poor database covering all the urban low income areas of Kenya which has been prepared by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI) and the Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) in cooperation with UN-Habitat, the German Development Bank (KfW), Google org. and GIZ.
MajiData contains a large amount of important information on all urban low income areas of Kenya. This online database will assist the Water Service Providers (WSPs) and Water Services Boards (WSBs) to prepare tailor-made water supply and sanitation proposals for the urban slums and low income planned areas located within their service areas. The fact that data is linked to satellite imagery will also allow for the improved management and operation of these areas by WSPs.
MajiData will provide the Water Sector with the information required to measure impact and progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the targets set by the Kenya Vision 2030.
Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, was a blank spot on the map until November 2009, when young Kiberans created the first free and open digital map of their own community. Map Kibera has now grown into a complete interactive community information project. We work in Kibera, Mathare and Mukuru, use all these tools.
Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid (MH) is a non-profit, non-religious, and non-political, Iraqi non-governmental organization (NGO) formed in the aftermath of the 2003 war. Our aim is to alleviate the suffering of disaster affected populations, facilitate the reach of humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable groups, and participate in building Iraqi Civil Society.