Data can inform policies and programmes that can improve the situation for all

Elisabeth Haslund interviews Maja Lazić, Deputy Head of the JDC, about the work and ambitions of the innovative partnership – and on how data and analysis can concretely help improve the response to forced displacement.

Does climate change cause displacement?

(and more questions about data)

How do we ensure that development programs not only meet the needs of forcibly displaced populations, but prepare them for future shocks? The answer to this question is always the same – it’s data.

World Bank-UNHCR Data Sharing Agreement to Improve Assistance to the Forcibly Displaced

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Bank have signed a new global data sharing framework agreement that will provide both organisations with quicker access to data, improving the timeliness of humanitarian aid and development assistance to strengthen the protection of forcibly displaced and stateless people.

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. 


See what’s happening at the Joint Data Center today.





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The Government of Denmark represented by Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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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