News and Events
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.
JDC participates in the 2022 Fragility Forum
From March 7th -15, The Center participated 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 ecosystem” as part of the Fragility Forum.
2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement
The JDC’s 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement was held on January 20-22, 2022 in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes.
Blogs and Special Features
Joint Initiative Announced to Enhance KoBoToolbox for Data Collection and Analysis in Displacement Contexts
KoBo Inc. and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC), an initiative established by the World Bank Group (WBG) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, have partnered to strengthen KoBoToolbox.
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...
FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES, POOR DATA KEEPS THEM IN THE SHADOWS, HAMPERS EFFORTS TO HELP DURING COVID-19
“For winter, the most important thing is warmth,” says Noura, a Syrian mother of four living in Bekaa, Lebanon. Like any mother, she simply wants to keep her children safe and warm during the cold winter months. But Noura knows all too well what it’s like to not be...
The pitfalls and potential of high-frequency phone surveys during COVID-19
Authored by Jeffery C. Tanner "Phone surveys can be particularly useful in times – such as during the current pandemic – when it is difficult to conduct face-to-face surveys, but can present challenges." The COVID-19 pandemic has torn through lives and livelihoods...
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,...
Aligning humanitarian surveys with international statistical standards
Authored by Felix Schmieding "There are huge benefits to be gained from producing statistics that are familiar to, and usable by, governments and other development partners." When the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics published labour force statistics from its...
World Bank’s ongoing engagement through the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS)
Authored by Natalia Krynsky Baal, Emi Suzuki & Caroline SergeantPhoto:© UNHCR/John Wendle After a large increase in the mid-2010s, the number of refugees worldwide continues to break records. It was estimated that there were 26 million refugees worldwide in...
Data for what? Informing policymaking for forced displacement
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...
Supporting evidence-driven responses to COVID-19
Authored by Domenico Tabasso 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 of the pandemic is also driving innovations in...