The objective of the National Monitoring System (NMS) in Ukraine, drawing from IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) approach, is to support the Government of Ukraine in collecting and analysing information on the socio-economic characteristics of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and IDP households, as well as the challenges they face. The NMS provides a better understanding of the evolving movements and locations, numbers, vulnerabilities and needs of displaced populations in Ukraine. The survey collected information on socio-economic characteristics of IDPs at individual and household levels, including trends and movement intentions, employment and livelihood opportunities, access to social services and assistance needs in 24 oblasts of Ukraine and the city of Kyiv.
Round 8 (December 2017) found that females made up 58% of household members while 42% were male. 57% of IDPs were aged 18-59, while 25% were under 18 years old and 20% were over 60 years old. 43% of IDP households included children and 8% of the identified IDP households include disabled persons. The rate of employment amongst IDPs increased from 35% to 50% since March 2016.