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JDC Annual Report 2022

JDC Annual Report 2022

Since February last year, more than eight million refugees have fled Ukraine and more than one million Venezuelans have claimed asylum. These events make the work of the World Bank-UNHCR Joint
Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) more relevant than ever.

Labor Market Access and Outcomes for Refugees

Labor Market Access and Outcomes for Refugees

Refugees’ 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 the effects of these policies and practices have on refugees and host communities.

Refugees in Chad

Refugees in Chad

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.

Cox’s Bazar : Inclusive Growth Diagnostic

Cox’s Bazar : Inclusive Growth Diagnostic

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.