As UN member states adopt the new global Sustainable Development Goals, IDMC sets out why internal displacement is a development concern, and how particular attention to IDPs will do much to ensure highly vulnerable populations are not left behind. With tens of millions of people displaced each year by conflict, disasters and development projects, this includes the need to:
1. Support durable solutions to displacement
2. Pay particular attention to people facing the debilitating impacts of long-term and/or repeated displacement
3. Ensure that development projects minimise displacement and protect people who are displaced from impoverishment and marginalisation
4. Improve national data collection and develop indicators on internal displacement to ensure resources allocated where they are most needed.