Compounding Misfortunes: World Bank-UNHCR Joint Study

The JDC supported a joint World Bank-UNHCR study on the immediate aftermath of Covid-19 on poverty levels in the Mashreq region.

Research and Publications

Highly vulnerable yet largely invisible – JDC Paper Series on Forced Displacement No.1

This inaugural issue of the JDC Paper Series on Forced Displacement highlights how investments are urgently needed for evidence-based humanitarian response to improve the lives of FDPs and their host communities during the pandemic.

© UNHCR/Mohammad Hawari

Blog Post

On the occasion of the World Statistics Day, Björn Gillsätter and Prof Peter Kagwanja discuss the role of data in designing viable policies on forced displacement.

© UNHCR/Samuel Otieno

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

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement has been postponed to January 20-22, 2022. The conference will still take place at the Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Blog

On the occasion of the World Statistics Day, Björn Gillsätter and Prof Peter Kagwanja discuss the role of data in designing viable policies on forced displacement.

JDC Publications

The JDC’s second Quarterly Digest focuses on the impacts of forced displacement on education outcomes for internally displaced populations, refugees, and their host communities.

 

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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