Displacement Tracking Matrix

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is a system that tracks and monitors 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. In Afghanistan, DTM is designed to track mobility, determine the population sizes and locations of forcibly displaced people, reasons for displacement, places of origin, displacement locations and times of displacement, including basic demographics, as well as vulnerabilities and priority needs. Data is collected at the settlement level, through key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and direct observations. DTM enables IOM and its partners to deliver evidence based, better targeted, mobility-sensitive and sustainable humanitarian assistance; reintegration, community stabilization and development programming.

Community-Based Needs Assessment (May-June 2019)

In coordination with the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR), in May through June 2018, DTM in Afghanistan piloted a Community-Based Needs Assessment (CBNA). This survey was conducted to provide IOM and its partners with an understanding of current needs in settlements hosting IDPs and returnees in seven provinces of high return, prioritizing settlements hosting the largest numbers of returnees and IDPs.