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Upcoming Events

Venezuelans in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

DATA GUIDE   On May 13th, the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement will host an online event on the report “Venezuelans in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru”. We will present the surveys analysed and launch a data guide that demonstrate how...

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3rd Research Conference on Forced Displacement

Past events

Global Refugee Forum – Speakers’ Corner

There are now over 114m people forced to flee, but how much do we really know about them and their lives? Takaaki Masaki, Senior Economist, Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement launched a dashboard that captures all publicly available microdata on refugees at the...

Everybody Counts

Everybody Counts

Countries, alongside their humanitarian and development partners, are beginning to transform the data landscape on forced displacement by pursuing the systematic inclusion of forcibly displaced and stateless people in national statistics. In-line with the Global...

Blogs and Special Features

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, May 2024

Making IDPs visible in national statistics: a step towards sustainable solutions That more than 100 million people around the globe are forcibly displaced is a known fact. What is often overlooked is that the vast majority of them are Internally Displaced People...

JDC Newsletter, April 2024

Celebrating and reflecting on the year past In April, millions of people across the world observed their major religious festivals – Eid al-Fitr and Easter. Both celebrations mark the end of a period of abstinence or fasting, which is also a time for reflection. The...

JDC Newsletter, March 2024

Amid conflict, insecurity, and climate change, East African countries are turning to data for solutionsFew countries have been more generous towards refugees than Uganda. Here, refugees have freedom of movement, the right to work and access to basic services. Uganda...

JDC Newsletter, February 2024

If the right policies are in place, Venezuelans can contribute a lot – socially and economically. Governments in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region estimate that around 7.7 million Venezuelans live outside their country. A single figure cannot convey the...

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...