Burundi – Stability Index Round 3 (July - December 2023)




DTM Burundi, DTMBurundi@iom.int
Period Covered
Jul 01 2023
Dec 31 2023
  • Survey
  • Displacement Solutions

The Stability Index comprises data collected through interviews with key informants at local level (lowest possible administrative level) in target provinces affected by internal displacement and return movements of Burundian refugees from neighbouring countries. Key informants, including IDP and returnee representatives, community agents and Red Cross volunteers, were interviewed at each location by investigators in January 2024.

The use of key informants has the advantage of enabling wide geographical coverage. Several key informants were interviewed in each hill side, enabling IOM to triangulate in order to validate this information. In total, the 363 places of return and/or displacement assessed in the first (December 2022) and second (June 2023) rounds were also assessed in the third round in the same provinces of Cankuzo, Cibitoke, Kirundo, Makamba, Muyinga, Rumonge, Rutana and Ruyigi, to enable the observation of changes over time. Using the results of the DTM baseline assessments and the mapping of returnees provided by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), hills were selected to identify areas with large numbers of displaced people and returnees. The recurrence of environmental hazards due to climate change and the large number of returnees were key factors in the choice of hills .