Safe and Responsible Access to Microdata on the Forcibly Displaced

Following the data responsibility-focussed JDC 2021 Strategic Advisory Council (SAC), and through engagement at the UN World Data Forum, the JDC is working with partners to develop a common framework for safe and responsible access and dissemination of microdata on the forcibly displaced.

JDC Impact Story: For Syrian Refugees, Poor Data Keeps Them In The Shadows, Hampers Efforts To Help During Covid-19

Ahead of the UN World Data Forum, JDC has partnered with PARIS21 Data for Change campaign to illustrate the centrality of data and evidence to humanitarian and development programs.

Answering the Call: Forcibly Displaced During the Pandemic

This second issue of the JDC Working Paper Series on the welfare of Forced Displacement takes stock of what is known about the experience of forcibly displaced and their hosts during the pandemic.

JDC Supports Integrating forcibly displaced populations into COVID-19 High Frequency Phone Surveys

To respond to the pandemic within the JDC’s mandate, the Center is working to include forcibly displaced populations in research and phone surveys on socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic in many countries.

JDC Strategy for 2021-2023

The JDC launches its Strategy for 2021-2023 describes how the Center prioritizes its engagements to improve the protection and well-being of populations affected by forced displacement through better data and evidence. 

JDC Launches its first Annual Report

The first JDC’s Annual Report provides an overview of what the Center believes are the existing major data and evidence gaps for those affected by forced displacement, and reflects on the activities undertaken by the JDC to improve the availability and accessibility of high-quality socioeconomic data.

2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement

The Center solicits the submission of papers on the collection and analysis of microdata on forcibly displaced populations and their hosts for it’s 2nd Research Conference.

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. 


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.


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

JDC Publications 

Traditional approaches to managing forced displacement remain largely child blind. This third JDC Quarterly Digest highlights some examples of research which contribute to closing these gaps, by focusing on three main areas of investigation.




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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