Data collection round
In Ukraine, IOM implements diverse elements of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) toolbox as part of a broader Data and Analytics programme. The chief aim of IOM’s data gathering in the country is to monitor population displacement and mobility as well as priority needs and key conditions to support IOM and partners’ programming and facilitate an evidence-based response. IOM collects data through a variety of complementary approaches at the national, macro-regional, and local level, relying on an established network of data collection experts in the field, a network of key informants (KIs) across all regions (oblasts), as well as on randomized sampling in nation-wide phone surveys. DTM assessments gather and disseminate data not only on the flow and size of the population experiencing displacement (IDPs and returnees) but also on a range of thematic issues characterizing the humanitarian and recovery needs and context in locations where internally displace people (IDPs), returnees and vulnerable conflict-affected populations are present.
Beyond data production, IOM’s data and analytics portfolio in Ukraine includes convening humanitarian and recovery stakeholders on issues related to data coordination and implementation of standards in data collection, seeking to support data actors in harmonization of approaches, cross-validation, and joint analysis of existing evidence, and lessening the survey burden on vulnerable populations. Furthermore, IOM works closely with government stakeholders to support Ukrainian counterparts across local, regional and national governmental bodies to independently implement data collection and analysis and in effectively utilizing data for evidence-based response and policy-making.