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Past Conferences and Quarterly Seminars
Data for what? A conversation with policymakers and practitioners on the use of evidence and data on forced displacement
The role of data in policymaking was at the center of this seminar organized by the JDC as part of its Quarterly Seminar Series and which also represented the JDC contribution to the UN World Data Forum 2020.
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.
A two-day workshop was organized in May in conjunction with the Government of Estonia to advance anonymization and aggregation practices as a first step in establishing a campaign to make UNHCR’s registration data more accessible.
Past JDC Event Series
The first Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) joint webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South took place on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
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.