Press Release

The Center is happy to announce its partnership with Kobo Inc. The collaboration will strengthen KoBoToolBox and help to improve data systems and fill data gaps.

Refugees in Chad: The Road Forward

This JDC supported report provides some critical insights on transition from an approach based on humanitarian relief to one that provides a sustainable integrated response. It draws on a unique data source, one of the first national household surveys in Africa to cover refugees and host communities as well as the general population.

Iraq - High Frequency Phone Survey (IHFPS) to Monitor Impacts of COVID-19

The report from the Iraq High Frequency Phone Survey report presents results from socioeconomic observational data collected by phone in four rounds from October 2020 through January 2021 focusing extensively on the Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
and returnees.

New Blog: Why it’s time to bring refugees out of the statistical shadows

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 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.

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.

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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