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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  COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Global South| Evidence from High Frequency Phone Surveys  Please join Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the Center for...

2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement – Call for Proposals

The JDC’s 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement will be held on January 20-22, 2022 in Bogotá, Colombia, in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes.

Past events

Blogs and Special Features

Including refugees and IDPs in national data systems

Including refugees and IDPs in national data systems

Authored by  Natalia Krynsky Baal “Including refugees and IDPs in national data systems Natalia Krynsky Baal The recent endorsement of international statistical recommendations on refugees and IDPs will help systematise the inclusion of these vulnerable groups in...

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

Authored by Domenico Tabasso   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 of the pandemic is also driving innovations in...

JDC Newsletters

JDC Second Newsletter, 2021

Enhancing Data on Displaced Children and Youth Dear Colleagues, The number of those forcibly displaced keeps increasing around the world and recent humanitarian crises are likely to exacerbate this trend. Data and evidence are critical to inform our response to this...

JDC First Newsletter, 2021

Building knowledge on those affected by forced displacement – JDC’s contribution so far.   Dear Colleagues, As we look back at 2020, it was a year in which the role of data and evidence became increasingly important in relation to policymaking. However, it was...

JDC Tenth Newsletter, 2020

The socio-economic consequences of Covid-19 globally and in Mashreq, and the educational outcomes of forcibly displaced and their hosts – three new publications. Dear Colleague, The socioeconomic consequences of COVID-19 are becoming apparent around the globe. Yet,...

JDC Ninth Newsletter, 2020

New efforts for evidence on forced displacement Dear Colleague, In the last weeks we have increased our efforts to produce Newsletters and Literature Updates which can more closely respond to your needs. To this aim, we have designed this anonymous survey - please...

JDC Eight Newsletter, 2020

Data for What? Evidence-driven policymaking Dear Colleagues, 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...

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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