News and Events
Joint Data Center Seminar on Building Evidence on Forced Displacement
The UK Aid-World Bank-UNHCR Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement Research program presented studies that examined the cost effectiveness of proposed livelihood interventions in displacement contexts along with a perspective from Ecuador.
World Refugee Day 2022 – What happens after: Displaced people talk about their experience in a new country
On World Refugee Day at UN City in Copenhagen, three people who had fled war talked about their experience integrating into Denmark at an event hosted by the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) and moderated by Maja Lazic, Deputy Head of the Center.
Strategic Advisory Council 2022
Strategic Advisory Council 2022 There has been a significant increase in the evidence base on the socioeconomic situation of those forcibly displaced and their host communities over the past decade. With the number of forcibly displaced now surpassing 100...
Blogs and Special Features
From Kenya to Kyrgyzstan: how data can help eliminate statelessness
Authored by Maja Lazić , Head of the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced DisplacementAgainst all odds, Nosizi (right), a stateless Shona living in Kenya, qualified and was accepted to study economics at the University of Nairobi after the institution made an...
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...
To get a clearer picture of internal displacement, we need better data, and more of it
Authored by Björn Gillsäter, Head of the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement Today, internally displaced persons (IDPs) account for an estimated sixty percent of forcibly displaced persons globally[i]. Coinciding with escalating levels of...
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.
Here’s how other refugee emergencies can guide government response to the Ukraine crisis
As the conflict in Ukraine continues, the world witnesses yet another refugee emergency. Millions of Ukrainians are fleeing their homes to seek asylum in other European countries. But how will these countries cope with this considerable, for some disproportionate, influx of displaced persons?
With all eyes on Ukraine, research offers insights from the world’s other 86 million forcibly displaced
Authored by Domenico Tabasso, Senior Economist at the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced DisplacementA man who fled violence in Mocimboa da Praia sits outside his shelter at Nicuapa site for internally displaced persons in Montepuez district, Cabo Delgado...
COVID-19 pandemic and internally displaced people: Data collection during a double crisis in Burkina Faso
Authored by Harriet Kasidi Mugera , Jeffrey Tanner, Marco Tiberti & Clearance Tsimpo NkengnePhoto:©Dorte Verner/World Bank Along with other countries worldwide, Burkina Faso has been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 that was declared a pandemic by the World...
The Joint Data Center participates at the High-Level Officials Meeting (HLOM)
Statement by Björn Gillsäter, Head of the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement, to the HLOM. December 15, 2021 Question: What do socioeconomic data tell us about the consequences on livelihoods/income, food security, health, and education for the forcibly...
IKEA Foundation and Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Invest in Better Data to Boost Protection and Wellbeing of Refugees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) today announced new partnerships—with IKEA Foundation and Conrad N. Hilton Foundation—to understand the challenges of the forcibly displaced and their hosts so that the private...