Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement

After over 20 years of groundbreaking research and activities on displacement, the Project on Internal Displacement has concluded its work. Through an innovative partnership that supported the work of the United Nations special rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons in carrying out the responsibilities of the U.N. mandate, the project monitored displacement problems worldwide; promoted the dissemination and application of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement; worked with governments, regional bodies, international organizations, and civil society to create more effective policies and institutional arrangements for internally displaced persons; and published major studies, articles, and reports.

While it was a leading research platform for populations uprooted by violent conflict and civil unrest, the project was also a pioneering source of information and policy prescriptions related to displacement caused by natural disasters and climate change.

The project's research and commentary is available online along with information on the United Nations mandate and resources and guidelines for humanitarians in the field, researchers studying displacement policies, or legislators interested in designing laws and policies that conform to the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.