JDC Literature Review

The JDC literature review highlights recent publications, academic scholarship, and thought leadership on issues relating to forced displacement. Our intention is to stimulate discussion, encourage the exchange of ideas, and support a ‘Community of Practice’.

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Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) 2021

The 2021 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) presents global figures for internal displacement in 2020. The report includes the following key statistics on internal displacement due to conflict and violence: An estimated 48 million people in 59 countries and...

Reflections and Directions for Research in Refugee Studies

Refugee studies emerged as an area of scholarship in the 1980s. This review piece discusses developments in the field of refugee studies and identifies areas for future research. Main points: Attempts to theorize refugee migration are relatively recent, compared to...

Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2020

This report presents data compiled by UNHCR on forced displacement in 2020 due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events seriously disturbing public order.   Key findings: By the end of 2020, the number of people forcibly displaced due...

The world’s most neglected displacement crises in 2020

This report identifies the world’s most neglected displacement crises in 2020, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). NRC considered 40 displacement crises resulting in more than 200,000 displaced people, and ranked them according to the following three...

The labor market reintegration of returned refugees in Afghanistan

This paper investigates the labor market outcomes of returned refugees in Afghanistan. The authors examine the factors influencing the labor market outcomes of returned refugees compared to non-migrants, and in particular, whether the returnees’ migration and return...

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