IOM Iraq, in collaboration with Georgetown University, developed the panel study entitled Access to Durable Solutions Among IDPs in Iraq in 2015 to deepen the understanding of progress towards achieving durable solutions for IDPS over time. The study has yielded significant insight into the lived experiences of displacement over time, the dynamics of Iraqi displacement and the changing perceptions of IDPs about their current situation as well as their aspirations for solutions. This policy paper draws out the policy implications of these findings – for the Iraqi government, for the national and international humanitarian community and for researchers studying displacement.
This one-of-a-kind longitudinal research project offers the opportunity to delve deeply into how IDPs manage their displacement in the search for durable solutions. Over the course of five years, this project traces the lives of the same 4,000 families originally from Anbar, Babylon, Baghdad, Diyala, Kirkuk, Ninewa and Salah al-Din (seven governorates of origin) who were displaced to one of four governorates where the study was conducted: Baghdad, Basra, Kirkuk, and Sulaymaniyah.
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