Return Index, Round 2 - Iraq

13 February, 2019

As more people return to their places of origin than remain displaced in Iraq, it is necessary to know the severity of conditions in the locations to which they are returning, how this changes over time, and finally, which locations have limited returns and why, to shape strategies for intervention and resource allocation. The new Return Index is a tool developed to measure this in over 1,400 return locations in the country. This briefing report highlights the tool, its methods, initial findings, and uses of data.   

This second return index report builds on the ‘findings round one’ report released in 2018 and is a comparative analysis between this initial round of data collection and the latest round. The return index uses two sets of indicators on a) livelihoods and basic services and b) social cohesion and safety perceptions to create a severity score. The data for this report was collected in October 2018 in 1,504 locations across Iraq, that is, 77 more locations were assessed compared to round 1 and 233,048 additional returnees were recorded by DTM.

Also you can read the latest Return index thematice series

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