IVAP is a service to the government, humanitarian and development community in Pakistan. It provides profiling information on displacement-affected populations and is a hub of assessment knowledge and experience, with particular expertise in situations of protracted displacement and off-camp data collection.
The information on multi-cluster aspect (needs) is available to the humanitarian community on IVAP live analysis tool. Individual level information is also shared with humanitarian community on demand and after going through data sharing agreement process. Information on TDP location and family tree is regularly monitored and updated through IVAP data validation team.
IVAP findings are shared with the humanitarian community and Government through bulletins,factsheets, on-demand analysis and presentations in different cluster meetings, Humanitarian Regional Team (HRT/ICCM), Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF) and other forums. IVAP encourages and also holds bilateral meetings with organization to ensure the data utilization.
As a tool of the humanitarian community, IVAP is strongly supported by the provincial government and the Humanitarian Regional and Country Teams. IVAP was originally recommended and approved in 2010 by the KP-based Policy and Strategy Meeting (comprised of humanitarian community, government and military). Whilst the IRC oversees IVAP operations, it is a multi-agency initiative; therefore a good number of the staff involved are seconded by other organizations including UN, PDMA, national and international NGOs. This helps to root IVAP within the humanitarian community, and to increase buy-in and use of the data, simultaneously paving the way to ensuring the sustainability of IVAP by building a pool of staff trained in IVAP surveying in KP.