DRC is a co-funder of the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) which was established in late 2009.

DRC is a co-founder of the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS), which was established in late 2009. JIPS is based in Geneva and hosted by DRC Geneva and UNHCR.

What is Profiling?

Profiling is a collaborative information-gathering process that provides disaggregated and comparative data about displacement situations. It is a collaborative process that builds consensus around the final results and recommendations, thereby provides a powerful and strategic tool for operational partners.

Profiling results can:

  • inform operational decision-making and joint programming,
  • be used to advocate and fundraise for an improved response,
  • effectively inform policy development, and
  • inform long-term solutions for the displaced.

Depending on operational needs, profiling delivers population data disaggregated by age, sex, location and diversity. It can also provide thematic information analysis generated through both quantitative and qualitative data. As a collaborative process with more often than not a long-term perspective, profiling and bring together humanitarian and development actors through a single process.

What is JIPS?

The Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) is an inter-agency service established to support governments, humanitarian and development actors design and implement collaborative profiling exercises.

JIPS works primarily in situations of internal displacement, with a special focus on urban settings, durable solutions and supporting policy/strategy development initiatives.

Having supported over 40 operations since 2009, the Service seeks to provide tailored support both at the country level as well as working globally to enhancing profiling capacity through training activities, advocacy and development of profiling tools (such as the JET, the PARK and the DART).


DRC is a member of JIPS’ Executive Committee together with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the Office of the Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights of IDPs, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

As such, JIPS is a symbol of DRC's commitment to partnership and collaboration with other humanitarian agencies. It is also an expression of DRC's devotion to the cause of IDP protection.

Contact the Joint IDP Profiling Service at [email protected] or visit