IOM Bangladesh Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) tracks population numbers, movements and needs to inform the Rohingya humanitarian response.

IOM Bangladesh Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) is part of IOM’s global Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programming. DTM is IOM’s information management system to track and monitor displacement and population mobility. It is designed to regularly and systematically capture, process and disseminate information to provide a better understanding of the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations, whether on site or en route. IOM Bangladesh NPM was first launched in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh in early 2017 and has consistently been a key data provider in the Rohingya humanitarian response. Access the NPM Portal for the most recent products.

NPM successfully partners and cooperates with various sectors, such as the Site Management and Site Development Sector and Shelter sector, in addition to regular cooperation with the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG). Support is provided through technical mapping or specific data collection activities. In addition, NPM fosters the provision of evidence based, independent needs analysis to the response by hosting the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS). REACH Initiative and NPM have collaborated on two Multi-Sectoral Needs assessments in host community areas in December 2018 and August 2019. NPM has also provided field and contextual expertise to Ground Truth Solutions and Translators without Borders. These partnerships serve to strengthen NPM as a key information provider of the response.