The Return Index is a tool designed to measure the severity of conditions in locations of return. The Return Index is built on a list of indicators developed to reflect the displacement context in Iraq. It is based on 16 indicators grouped into two scales: Scale 1, on livelihoods and basic services, and Scale 2, centered around social cohesion and safety perceptions. The scores of the index, scales and all answers are grouped into three categories of severity: ‘low’, ‘medium’ and ‘high’.
During this round of data collection, DTM has identified 4,948,104 returnees (824,684 households), dispersed across 8 governorates, 38 districts and 2,165 locations in Iraq.