Inclusion of forcibly displaced in national surveys

World Data Forum 2023

Date: April 27, 2023

Time: 14:30-15:30 (CST) / 09:30 – 10.30 (CET) / 02:00-03:00 (ECT)

In-person: Conference Room 3 (2nd floor),
Online: oep.unwdf2023.org.cn/en

Forcibly displaced people have drastically increased to over 100 million in the last decade, with most living in low and middle-income countries. Unfortunately, national surveys often exclude, underrepresent, or insufficiently identify refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs). However, some national statistical offices areexpanding their national surveys to include refugees and IDPs, providing valuable insights to support forcibly displaced persons.

The Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) in collaboration with the Expert Group on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) will hold a session during the United Nations World Data Forum 2023.

Representatives and survey experts from national statistical offices and international organizations will discuss recent achievements, challenges, and opportunities to include forcibly displaced people in official surveys. The session will conclude with a brief outlook on refugee and IDP inclusion in population censuses and administrative registers by UNFPA.

Watch the Session Replay

Speakers

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Maja Lazić

Deputy Head of JDC World Bank – UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement

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Natalia Baal

Head of EGRISS Secretariat, Expert group on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS)

Experts

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Helen Nviiri

Director of Population and Social Statistics, Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)

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Gogita Todradze 

Executive Director, National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT), National Statistical Office, Georgia

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Haishan Fu

Chief Statistician and Director of the Development Data Group, World Bank

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Mark Hereward 

Chief Data Officer and Associate Director of the Division of Data, Analysis, Planning and Monitoring, UNICEF

Moderator

Tarek Abou Chabake

Chief Statistician, UNHCR

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