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.
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.
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.
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.
The high-frequency phone survey monitors the economic and social impact of and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic on refugees and nationals. This survey brief summarizes the results of the third round of the joint national and refugee HFPS.
JDC once supports an update to the study Compounding Misfortunes. In this update, the World Bank and UNHCR join forces with World Food Program to revise poverty projections in light of the latest macroeconomic estimates for 2020, as well as forecasts for 2021, in Lebanon and Iraq-KRI.
The JDC in collaboration with UNICEF’s research centre – UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, publishes the third issue of its digest. The digest discusses how to enhance data on children and youth “on the move”.
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
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.
To enhance the ability of stakeholders to make timely and evidence-informed decisions that can improve the lives of affected people.
Improving and supporting the collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of primary socioeconomic microdata and population data that inform policymaking and programming.
We work on:
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.
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).