JDC Annual Report 2021

The second JDC Annual Report provides an overview of the progress on the quality, quantity and availability of socioeconomic data and evidence on the more than 84 million forcibly displaced, and their host communities.

JDC's Fifth Quarterly Digest on Refugee Emergencies and Attitudes Towards Refugees: Some Insights from the Academic Literature

The conflict in Ukraine has generated a large inflow of refugees into European countries, with more than five million people having fled to neighboring countries. So far, the public response has been generally positive, with large shares of the European population being in favor of the policies implemented to host and support the Ukrainian refugees. In this note we look at the academic literature with the aim to: a) discuss which socioeconomic characteristics of the refugees are typically associated with positive or negative attitudes towards them; and, b) reflect on which policy measures can promote more inclusive and tolerant preferences.

COVID-19 Impact Monitoring on refugee households in Chad | Brief No. 2

This brief presents the results of the fourth round of the nationally representative High Frequency Phone Survey (HFPS) of Chadian households and the results of the second round of the HFPS for refugee households.

Burkina Faso – COVID-19 Impact Monitoring of Internally Displaced Persons | Bulletin No. 2

This brief presents the results from the second round of the Covid-19 High Frequency Phone Survey on Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Burkina Faso, that was conducted between May 25 and June 17, 2021. The survey was designed to assess the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on IDPs.

COVID-19 Impact Monitoring on refugee households in Chad

This brief presents results from the first round of a High-Frequency Phone Survey on socioeconomic well-being to target both refugees and the national population in Chad during the pandemic, in January – February 2021.

Rohingya Refugee Camps and Forest Loss in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh; An Inquiry Using Remote Sensing and Econometric Approaches

This paper by a 2021 JDC fellow examines the case study of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, a district that hosts nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees.

Scale of Global Forced Displacement

Scale of Global Forced Displacement

Our Vision

Improved protection and wellbeing of forcibly displaced persons and those affected by forced displacement is achieved through coherent implementation of evidence-informed humanitarian and development action and inclusive policies.

Our Mission

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

Our Focus

 Improving and supporting the collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of primary socioeconomic microdata and population data that inform policymaking and programming. 


The 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement will take place on January 20-22, 2022. The focus of the conference will be on research on internally displaced persons.


In his recent article, Björn Gillsäter, the head of the Joint Data Center, pens his thoughts on the world’s most vulnerable people that are invisible to policy-makers.

JDC Publications

Read the latest reports and briefs from the JDC.




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European Union represented by the EU Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA)


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

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