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Strategic Advisory Council 2022

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

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, 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...

JDC newsletter, April 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 newsletter, March 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 newsletter, December 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 newsletter, November 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 newsletter, September 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 newsletter, August 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 newsletter, June 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 newsletter, May 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 newsletter, March 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 newsletter, February 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...

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