Active DTM Countries

3.6 K

Locations Assessed

2.3 K

Flow monitoring points

13 K


2 K



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What is the Displacement Tracking Matrix?

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) gathers and analyzes data to disseminate critical multi layered information on the mobility, vulnerabilities, and needs of displaced and mobile populations that enables decision makers and responders to provide these populations with better context specific assistance.

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Global Data Institute

Established in 2022, IOM's Global Data Institute (GDI) works to enhance the availability and use of data to achieve stronger governance outcomes and positive impacts for migrants and societies in line with IOM's Migration Data Strategy. DTM is one of the founding pillars of the GDI, alongside the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC).

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Methodological Components of DTM

For a detailed explanation of DTM methodologies please refer to the Methodological Framework.

Mobility Tracking

Systematically collects data on locations, target populations and their diverse needs to inform assistance.

Group and location

Flow Monitoring

Tracks movement flows, profiles of movers and the overall situation at key points of origin, transit locations, and points of entry.

Individual, Group, and Location


Creates a record of individuals and households in a location for beneficiary selection, vulnerability targeting and humanitarian programming.

Household, Individual, and Location


Gathers specific information using sampling from the population of interest

Household, Individual, Group, and Location

How does it all work?

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Identifying Data Needs

Methodology Definition

Form/Application Design

Data Collection & Cleaning

Analysis & Reporting

Data & Report Dissemination

Operational Presence

This map shows the geographic coverage of DTM data collection around the world as of Dec 2023

The map used here is for illustration purposes only. Names and boundaries do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by IOM.

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Making global IDPs data accessible and reliable

The Displacement Tracking Matrix application programming interface (API) accelerates secure sharing of IDPs’ data, simplifying access to data across users and partners to support action, insight and foresight.

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