News & Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Stay informed of events and publications about the data and evidence on forced displacement through the JDC newsletter.

3rd Research Conference on Forced Displacement

Past events

Including refugees and IDPs in national statistical systems: Why and How?

Including refugees and IDPs in national statistical systems: Why and How?

The Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) facilitated a ‘Learn Lab’ titled “Including refugees and IDPs in national statistical systems: Why and How?” The event aimed to share practical guidance on how to include refugees and IDPs into existing workstreams of National Statistical Offices.

Including the excluded: better data on statelessness

Including the excluded: better data on statelessness

The Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC), in collaboration with the Expert Group on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) co-organized a side-event titled ‘Including the excluded: better data on statelessness’ during the United Nations World Data Forum 2023 to introduce the International Recommendations on Statelessness Statistics (IROSS).

Blogs and Special Features

Data for what? Informing policymaking for forced displacement

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

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...

JDC Newsletters

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...

JDC newsletter, December 2020

The socio-economic consequences of Covid-19 globally and in Mashreq, and the educational outcomes of forcibly displaced and their hosts – three new publications. Dear Colleague, The socioeconomic consequences of COVID-19 are becoming apparent around the globe. Yet,...

JDC newsletter, November 2020

New efforts for evidence on forced displacement Dear Colleague, In the last weeks we have increased our efforts to produce Newsletters and Literature Updates which can more closely respond to your needs. To this aim, we have designed this anonymous survey - please...