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),
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 are expanding 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.
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Director of Population and Social Statistics, Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)
Chief Statistician and Director of the Development Data Group, World Bank
Chief Data Officer and Associate Director of the Division of Data, Analysis, Planning and Monitoring, UNICEF