News and Events

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Upcoming Events

JDC participates in the 2022 Fragility Forum

From March 7th -15, The Center is participating in the Fragility Forum hosted by the World Bank. The Center has produced a podcast conversation on the "The next ten years of the Mosaic Effect: minimizing disclosure risk from multiple sources in an ever-growing data...

Past events

JDC Seminar | New and Upcoming KoboToolbox Features

JDC Seminar | New and Upcoming KoboToolbox Features

The Center is a virtual seminar on New and Upcoming KoboToolbox Features on May 26th. JDC and UNHCR have partnered with Kobo Inc. to create additional features and enhancements for the benefit of organizations working to assist and protect displaced populations.

Blogs and Special Features

Why it’s time to bring refugees out of the statistical shadows

Why it’s time to bring refugees out of the statistical shadows

Authored by Björn Gillsäter This blog was published in the World Economic Forum Photo:© UNHCR The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the challenges faced by the world’s refugees, internally displaced and stateless people. A lack of or gaps in data limit our ability to...

Including refugees and IDPs in national data systems

Including refugees and IDPs in national data systems

Authored by  Natalia Krynsky Baal “ The recent endorsement of international statistical recommendations on refugees and IDPs will help systematise the inclusion of these vulnerable groups in national policy and development agendas. Much work needs to be done, however,...

JDC Newsletters

JDC Fourth newsletter, 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 Third Newsletter, 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 Second Newsletter, 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 First Newsletter, 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 Eight Newsletter, 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 Seventh Newsletter, 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...

JDC Sixth Newsletter, 2021

Making IDPs Visible Through Data and Evidence-Based Activities   Dear Colleagues, Globally there are some 48 million people internally displaced in the world (see UNHCR Global Trends 2020). IDPs form the largest group of forcibly displaced people, but the...

JDC Fifth Newsletter, 2021

Providing evidence on the forcibly displaced during the pandemic   Dear colleagues, For many, late August means a return to professional life and this year perhaps a return to a “new normal”. To set you up for a productive second part of 2021, we have compiled...

JDC Fourth Newsletter, 2021

Improving the availability and accessibility of high-quality socioeconomic data    Dear colleagues, When the JDC was established in 2019, expectations were high. The Center was founded with the ambition to transform the way we - the international community -...

JDC Third Newsletter, 2021

Enhancing research methods and data collection on the forcibly displaced   Dear Colleagues, Forced displacement is a complex phenomenon, whose impact on those affected spans over a multiplicity of dimensions. The selection of papers and reports included in our...

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...

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