The Analytical Framework draws its design and indicators from the IASC Framework on Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons, the ReDSS Solutions Framework, JIPS Durable Solutions Indicator Library, the INGO Durable Solutions Indicator Framework, and UNHCR’s Protection Thresholds and Parameters for Refugee Return to Syria.

Its purpose is to put forth a framework that is specific to the Syria displacement context, and can be used to assess progress towards durable solutions for displaced Syrians both inside and outside the country.

By creating a shared set of indicators by which organizations can collect data on and assess progress towards durable solutions, this framework is intended to not only increase the analytic rigor of individual research efforts, but also contribute to an information landscape where evidence on durable solutions is being gathered in a meaningful and mutually intelligible manner. As more organizations collect and share durable solutions data according to a shared framework, the more data can be combined to monitor progress towards durable solutions for displaced Syrians to support collective outcomes.

DSP is currently working to review this framework and broaden it to the Middle East (beyond Syria).

DSP Analytical Framework

The framework has two columns of indicators: one for assessing conditions inside Syria, and one for assessing conditions in neighboring host states such as Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, or Egypt. While the majority of indicators are the same in both contexts, some are context-specific