Established in 2019 as a collaboration between the World Bank Group and UNHCR, the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) aims to enhance the availability and accessibility of high-quality socioeconomic data and evidence on forced displacement. As part of its...
Labor Market Access and Outcomes for RefugeesRefugees’ right to work is protected by international law but often violated in practice. This Digest discusses the barriers that host governments impose on refugees’ labor market access and reviews the academic research on...
Findings in the literature suggest that the sudden and often massive nature of refugee inflows, combined with the fact that housing supply is mostly unresponsive in the short-term, has the potential to affect housing prices and generate substantial changes in housing preferences.
As of May 2022, Chad—itself one of the poorest countries in the world—was hosting nearly six hundred thousand refugees. In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic heightened the vulnerability of Chadians and the refugee population.
The district of Cox’s Bazar, in southeastern Bangladesh, is an instructive context to understand how long-standing and newer growth opportunities and constraints manifest at the local level, remote from Bangladesh’s major growth poles of Dhaka and Chittagong.
This brief presents the results from the third (and final) round of High Frequency Phone Surveys on Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Burkina Faso, conducted between June 28 and July 20, 2021.
JDC Support to Integrating forcibly displaced populations into COVID-19 High Frequency Phone Surveys
In coordination with the COVID-19 High Frequency Phone Survey work by the World Bank and its partners, the Joint Data Center is supporting the expansion of those efforts to include data collection on forcibly displaced populations in several countries including Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Jordan.
Yemen experienced sharp increases in food insecurity during 2020, and many Yemenis risk falling into famine.
JDC Annual Report 2021In 2021, the number of people forced to flee their homes continued to rise to a new record. The three main factors impacting displacement were the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate change. But we are making good progress on the quality,...
The conflict in Ukraine has generated a large inflow of refugees into European countries, with more than five million people having fled to neighboring countries. So far, the public response has been generally positive, with large shares of the European population being in favor of the policies implemented to host and support the Ukrainian refugees.