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Desplazamiento y migración en América Latina y el Caribe

Lunes, 26 de febrero de 2024 10:00-11:15 Washington DC / 14:00-15:15 Copenhague y GinebraUna nota destacada producida por la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo y el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas...

Forced displacement & migration in Latin America and the Caribbean

EspañolMonday, February 26, 2024 10am–11:15am Washington DC 4pm–5.15pm Copenhagen & GenevaHosted by the Inter American Development Bank this event will launch two important publications: Socio-Economic Integration of Forcibly Displaced Populations in Latin America...

Upcoming Events

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3rd Research Conference on Forced Displacement

Past events

JDC at the UNICEF Data Webinar Series

JDC at the UNICEF Data Webinar Series

Felix Schmieding, Senior Statistician at the World Bank – UNHCR Joint Data Center participated in the session Leaving no-one behind: Inclusion of forcibly displaced in national surveys and the SDG indicators.

Including refugees and IDPs in national statistical systems: Why and How?

Including refugees and IDPs in national statistical systems: Why and How?

The Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) facilitated a ‘Learn Lab’ titled “Including refugees and IDPs in national statistical systems: Why and How?” The event aimed to share practical guidance on how to include refugees and IDPs into existing workstreams of National Statistical Offices.

Blogs and Special Features

From Kenya to Kyrgyzstan: how data can help eliminate statelessness

From Kenya to Kyrgyzstan: how data can help eliminate statelessness

Authored by Maja Lazić , Head of the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced DisplacementAgainst all odds, Nosizi (right), a stateless Shona living in Kenya, qualified and was accepted to study economics at the University of Nairobi after the institution made an...

People fleeing conflict don’t want aid – they want work

People fleeing conflict don’t want aid – they want work

An article by Björn Gillsäter, Head, World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced DisplacementGabriela Davila is a Venezuelan entrepreneur who arrived in Ecuador 5 years ago. She lives in Quito and, in her bakery, prepares colada morada and guaguas de pan, following...

If we invest in statistics, our dividend will be protection

If we invest in statistics, our dividend will be protection

Some 74% of forcibly displaced people are located in low- and middle-income countries, where investments in development programs and sound policy decisions are a foundation of a sustainable future. They are often the most marginalized population group in these countries.

JDC Newsletters

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...

JDC newsletter, October 2022

Tents or tenants - what we know about the impact of displacement on local housing markets Dear JDC Newsletter subscriber, As the conflict in Ukraine continues, the needs of the displaced are something that governments in Europe and beyond continue to grapple with....

JDC newsletter, July 2022

Data, displacement and food security Dear Colleagues, Last month, the President of the World Bank Group, David Malpass, came to Copenhagen to attend the Nordic Baltic Governors Meeting and to visit the Joint Data Center. At the meeting, he stated that “the ripple...

JDC newsletter, June 2022

Painting a clearer picture of refugees and internally displaced with data Dear Colleagues, Since the inception of the Joint Data Center in 2019, we have seen a dramatic improvement in the quality, quantity, and availability of socioeconomic data and evidence on the...

JDC newsletter, April 2022

Attitudes towards refugees during humanitarian crises Dear Colleagues, According to UNHCR, since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, more than five million Ukrainians have left their country and another seven million are estimated to be displaced within Ukraine....

JDC newsletter, March 2022

Using research to inform policies and operations   We are experiencing the unfolding of the fastest developing humanitarian and refugee crises in Europe since WWII. Our thoughts are with those currently fleeing the violence in Ukraine. As the international...

JDC newsletter, December 2021

Using data for social and economic inclusion: gender - Chad - private sector   Dear Colleagues, On November 25th, the world commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, an initiative that reminds us that abuse of women is...

JDC newsletter, November 2021

From activities to results – two years with the Joint Data Center   Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to share our latest issue of the Forced Displacement Literature Review Update. This update has a focus on health and mental health outcomes of those forcibly...

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