The Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) has commissioned REACH Initiative to develop and pilot a people-centered survey methodology to understand intentions and aspirations vis-à-vis durable solutions, as well as inter-community dynamics and relations, in displacement-affected communities. This will be used annually as a longitudinal survey in Baidoa, Kismayo, Dollow and Mogadishu. Survey data will help to inform the design and adaptation of solutions-oriented policies and programming.
The survey will aim at providing contextualized and evidence-based disaggregated data and information. It will focus on the following:
Aspirations vis-à-vis durable solutions:
- Respondents’ preferences in terms of durable solutions process (local integration, return, resettlement) and its location
- The reasons (push and pull factors) that influence their decisions around movement
- Factors that would contribute to the realization and sustainability of their preferred solution
Dynamics and relations with displacement affected communities:
- Perceptions of relations within and between different groups within the displacement affected communities (DAC: IDPs, returnees, host community)
- Perceptions of relations between community members and local institutions
- Perceptions on other relations/dynamics with the DAC
- Respondents’ social networks in the displacement-affected community and elsewhere
Based on the survey findings, workshops will be conducted bringing policy makers and practitioners together to inform collective analysis/ common understanding of the different factors that shape displacement, return and (re)integration in Somalia to adapt and improve durable solutions programing:
- What are profiles, aspirations, intentions and push and pull factors of host, returnees and IDP populations?
- What are the underlying issues that influence processes of displacement, return and (re)integration?
- What factors shape people’s decisions concerning displacement, return and (re)integration in these 4 locations?
- What is the impact of displacement, return and (re)integration on the wider community?
- Priorities and recommendations would also be used to inform and contribute to National Development Plan, draft National Policy on Internal Displacement, local development and urbanization/space planning documents and other appropriate policies.