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Past Conferences and Quarterly Seminars
The Joint Data Center hosted a seminar with Professor Guy Grossman based on his new paper published with co-authors Christopher Blair and Jeremy Weinstein.
The JDC held a seminar on Perception Surveys among Displaced Populations – Lessons Learned and Innovations, with Phuong Pham and Patrick Vinck of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.
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
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...
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...
Nearly 90 per cent of the displaced are living in the developing world, many trapped in protracted displacement situations. By June 2019, the Horn of Africa hosted over four million refugees and twice the same number of IDPs.
World Bank and UNHCR: Using open data to drive evidence-based responses to support refugees and their hosts
About 78% of refugees are displaced for more than five years, and the vast majority of them live in developing countries. This statistic alone shows why forced displacement is a complex development challenge as much as it is a humanitarian one.