Typhoon Haiyan: Community research into the relocation of internally displaced people in the Philippines

Publication date: 18 May 2015

In February and March 2014, Oxfam carried out field research in the Philippines with people displaced by typhoon Haiyan in order to inform and influence the government-led process for their relocation. The project tested out a cyclical research process – including a digital survey – in order to make timely use of findings in programming and advocacy, ensure better sharing with other actors and authorities, and feedback to affected communities.

This paper reviews the methodology used and presents key learnings and conclusions that can be used to strengthen future studies.

The original briefing paper which documents the survey results and  provides recommendations for the Philippines government, the international community, and civil society can be found here: ‘The Right Move? Ensuring durable relocation after typhoon Haiyan’