COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Global South
A third Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) joint webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South took place on Monday, February 23, 2021.
Sergio Olivieri, Senior Economist, and Ana Mercedes Rivadeneira Alava, Economic Consultant, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank, Sharad Tandon, Senior Economist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank, Christina Wieser, Senior Economist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank shared their findings from their preliminary results emerging from High Frequency Phone Surveys conducted to assess the changes in welfare, vulnerabilities and prospects of those forcibly displaced. The presentations focused on three countries: Ecuador, Ethiopia and Yemen.
The seminar was moderated by Björn Gillsäter, Head of the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement. Betsy Lippman, Senior Advisor, Division of Resilience and Solutions, UNHCR and Marguerite Duponchel, Senior Development Officer, Republic of the Congo, UNHCR took part in the seminar as discussants.