Data Summary

In TRAFIG, we combine qualitative and quantitative research methods to better understand the role that (trans)local connectivity and mobility play in the lives of displaced persons. While the Working Papers present findings from qualitative and ethnographic research in our study countries, our survey also enables us to recognize trends and draw comparisons across study sites. At the project start, we assumed that there is a link between displaced persons’ degree of connectivity and mobility with the protractedness of their displacement situation. The survey will help us to test this hypothesis.

The TRAFIG survey contains a multitude of questions on:

  • refugees and IDP’s mobility before and after displacement including their mobility aspiration
  • the spatial dimension (local, within country of living, across borders) and quality of displaced persons’ network relations
  • displaced persons’ social inclusion or marginalization, e.g. in terms of access to education or work as well as their perception of safety and social cohesion

The survey was conducted in between February 2020 and June 2021 by TRAFIG team members in six countries, namely in the DR Congo (n=300), Ethiopia (n=395), Jordan (n=303), Pakistan (n=299), Italy (n=300) and Greece (n=300). A total of 1897 persons who had been displaced were interviewed.

This Data-Dashboard provides insights into our survey data, particularly on displaced persons’ mobility, network connectivity and their marginalization, which we use as proxy for protracted displacement. For each of these dimensions, we developed 8 key indicators that reflect the respondents’ answers to a set of relevant questions. Based on these indicators we built three different indices – an index of mobility, an index of connectivity and an index of marginalisation.

The results for all indicator values are visualized below with the help of radar charts. To illustrate and explore key differences in terms of mobility, connectivity and marginalisation, the radar charts for each index display all 8 indicators as axes and show the calculated means (each one of the 8 indicators can have a maximum value of 10 and a minimum value of 0). The results can be displayed for the full dataset (n=1897) or filtered by one of the 9 independent variables that can be selected manually. A donut chart displays the respective share of the respondents across the full sample.

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