Resources

JDC Literature Review

The JDC publishes a regular literature review that summarizes recent publications and academic scholarship on issues related to forced displacement. The Literature Review Database contains all of the summaries to date and is searchable by key words, author, year and country. 

The center also publishes Digest which synthesizes the latest research on a specific area related to forced displacement by a guest contributor. 

Latest Publications and Reports 

Violence-driven displacement in Mexico: Why including internally displaced persons in national statistics is necessary to inform a protection-based response

Violence-driven displacement in Mexico: Why including internally displaced persons in national statistics is necessary to inform a protection-based response

Internal displacement in Central America and Mexico is often characterized as an urban phenomenon linked to criminal activity and violence, yet displacement from rural locations is not uncommon. Comprehensive, up-to-date, data on the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is limited, in part, because of the inherent difficulties in collecting regular data on this “hard-to-reach” population who may be hesitant to report their situation.