About Us

The Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) is a World Bank-UNHCR partnership focusing on the collection, analysis, and dissemination of primary microdata that enables evidence-informed policy making and programming on forcibly displaced persons.

© UNHCR/Roger Arnold

Work Program

The JDC work program for 2020 has some 40 activities structured around five themes: Strengthening Data Systems, ii. Filling Data Gaps, iii. Filling Data Analysis and Knowledge Gaps, iv. Improving Data Access, and v. Sharing Knowledge.

© UNHCR/Sebastian Rich

2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement

The JDC is hosting its 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement on May 28-29, 2021 in Bogotá, Colombia, in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes. The JDC is inviting papers and extended abstracts to be considered for inclusion.

© UNHCR/Sebastian Rich

Research and Publications

The JDC supported a joint World Bank-UNHCR study on the Kaloyebei Refugee Settlement in Kenya, which draws comparisons of socioeconomic status between Kenyan nationals, refugees, and the host communities.

© UNHCR/Samuel Otieno

JDC Strategy

The JDC is developing a Strategy that will guide its work over the next three-year period (2021-2023) and provide an overall enabling environment for the Center. The Strategy is being developed through a consultative process and we invite your feedback on it at this early stage.

Credit @Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank.

Scale of Global Forced Displacement:

Scale of Global Forced Displacement

79.5 million forcibly displaced people*

Including

  • 26.0 million refugees
  • 45.7 million internally displaced persons
  • 4.2 million asylum seekers 
  • 3.6 million Venezuelans displaced abroad      

Source: UNHCR Global Trends, 2019

Our Mission

To enhance the ability of stakeholders to make timely and evidence-informed decisions that can improve the lives of affected people.

Our Scope

Forcibly displaced populations including refugees, internally displaced persons, stateless people, asylum seekers, and host populations.

Our Focus

Collection, analysis, and dissemination of primary socioeconomic microdata that enables policy making and programming, through implementation principles of partnerships and innovation.

Events

The JDC is hosting its 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement on May 28-29, 2021 in Bogotá, Colombia, in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes.

Blog

Read how open data can drive evidence-based responses to support refugees and their hosts. Blog by Björn Gillsäter, Head of the JDC

JDC Publications

The JDC’s first Quarterly Digest reviews academic papers that examine the long-term impact of historical episodes of large scale forced displacement.

Donors

Denmark

The Government of Denmark represented by Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Denmark

European Union represented by the EU Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO)

USA

The U.S. Government represented by U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM).

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