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JDC Newsletter March 2024

Amid conflict, insecurity, and climate change, East African countries are turning to data for solutionsFew countries have been more generous towards refugees than Uganda. Here, refugees have freedom of movement, the right to work and access to basic services. Uganda...

JDC Newsletter, February 2024

If the right policies are in place, Venezuelans can contribute a lot – socially and economically. Governments in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region estimate that around 7.7 million Venezuelans live outside their country. A single figure cannot convey the...

JDC Newsletter, November 2023

Displacement and poverty – The consequences of conflict in the Central African RepublicConflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has a long history. Although it escalated dramatically in 2012, it has abated since then. But it’s still horrific. People have been...

JDC Newsletter, December 2023

What I learned at the Global Refugee Forum - that data has impactI have just returned from Geneva where I was at the Global Refugee Forum – or the GRF. My main takeaway was that data is critical. It was the standout message from Taka Masaaki, a JDC Senior Economist,...

JDC Newsletter, September 2023

Lessons from Niger – Setbacks are inevitable, so development requires a long-term and inclusive investmentThis is the first Newsletter from the new Head of the JDC, Aissatou (Aisha) Dicko. Aisha has over 15 years of operational experience with the World Bank in...

JDC Newsletter, July 2023

Does climate change cause displacement? (and more questions about data)Dear Colleagues, As we sweated through the hottest week on record in July, the reality of climate change confronts us all. Yet for some of us, the consequences are more dire than for others. After...

JDC Newsletter, April 2023

Statelessness: Where small changes can have profound impact   Dear JDC Newsletter subscriber, I have just returned from Hangzhou, China, where I spoke at the World Data Forum. Led by the UN, the event draws together people, like me, who want to promote the use of...

JDC Newsletter, March 2023

While cash-based assistance is common, research on these programs is limitedDear Colleagues, Last week I visited the Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya. Kakuma defies the images of refugee camps that we often see. It has markets, football fields and schools and its...

JDC newsletter, January 2023

Where refugees have the right to work, they become assets – and we have the research to prove it   Dear JDC Newsletter subscriber, What do Colombia and Uganda have in common? They grant refugees some of the broadest rights to work in the world. When we consider...

JDC newsletter, November 2022

For better policy, we need to start by filling the gaps in knowledge   Dear JDC Newsletter subscriber, In previous issues of this publication, I have talked about the dramatic increase in data-driven research on forced displacement over the last decade. While...