News and Events

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Upcoming Events

COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Global South

JDC Event Series on Forced Displacement: COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Global South   Join CEGA, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) for a mini-series of webinars focused on the impacts of...

2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement – Call for Proposals

The JDC’s 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement will be held on May 28-29, 2021 in Bogotá, Colombia, in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes.

Past Conferences and Quarterly Seminars

Seminar on Labor Market Interventions

Seminar on Labor Market Interventions

The JDC, in March 2020, held a seminar titled “A Market for Work Permits” with Martin Ravallion, Edmond D. Villani Professor of Economics, Georgetown University.

Blogs and Special Features

Data for what? Informing policymaking for forced displacement

Data for what? Informing policymaking for forced displacement

Authored by Björn Gillsäter and Prof. Peter  Kagwanja   As we mark the World Statistics Day on October 20, 2020, the global displacement crisis is at its all-time high. Currently, one per cent of the world’s estimated 7.8 billion people are forcibly displaced...

Supporting evidence-driven responses to COVID-19

Supporting evidence-driven responses to COVID-19

By Domenico Tabasso Published in Forced Migration Review, June 2020 tabasso.pdf   The challenges of gathering data about displaced people and host communities are further complicated in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the need to assess the impact...

JDC Newsletters

JDC Eight Newsletter, 2020

Data for What? Evidence-driven policymaking The third World Statistics Day, organized under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission, will be celebrated on October 20. In his letters to Heads of State, the UN Secretary-General highlighted the...

JDC Seventh Newsletter, 2020

Evidence-based responses to the COVID-19 emergency Dear Colleagues, August 2020 marked the third anniversary of the events leading to the displacement of more than 700,000 members of the Rohingya community into Bangladesh. This humanitarian crisis has attracted the...

JDC Sixth Newsletter, 2020

Launching a Quarterly Digest on Long Term Consequences of Forced Displacement Dear Colleagues, The newly released UNHCR Global Trends 2019 shows how the number of forcibly displaced people around the world has increased over the last decade, reaching 79.5 million...

JDC Fifth Newsletter, 2020

Jobs for the forcibly displaced - evidence and data.   Dear Colleagues, This month’s Literature Review Update focuses on jobs and livelihoods for those forcibly displaced. Some 15 recent articles are summarized on the evidence for various innovations and...

JDC Fourth Newsletter, 2020

Bringing rigor and evidence to the forced displacement narrative   Dear Colleagues, COVID-19 is spurring a great interest in data among experts and the broader public, especially for real-time information about the incidence of cases and deaths. This attention...

JDC Third Newsletter, 2020

JDC work program supports better data and evidence to fight COVID-19 Dear Colleagues, The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the central role of data in helping governments develop a strategy to tackle the health, social and economic consequences of this global phenomenon....

JDC Second Newsletter, 2020

Dear colleagues, The February edition of our newsletter contains a short video from our recent research conference, with messages from the Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner, Ola Rosling of Gapminder and Rema Hanna, Harvard University, among others. For the...

JDC First Newsletter, 2020

Dear colleague, Based on feedback, we will have this monthly e-mail from the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement evolve into more of a newsletter. The core will remain the Literature Review, but we will also be offering brief updates on the Center’s most recent...

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