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2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement


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The 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement is organised by the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de Los Andes, and the World Bank’s Development Research Group. 

Featuring an academic program of 24 carefully selected papers, the conference will cover topics such as: the impact of forced displacement, attitudes toward the forcibly displaced, and innovations in data collection.

The conference will have a particular – albeit not exclusive – focus on internally displaced persons. It will stimulate cross-country research and debate around internal displacement – and forced displacement more broadly. A dedicated panel discussion will examine the role that research plays in informing and shaping policy interventions on forced displacement. The conference aims to provide researchers and practitioners with a platform for discussing new evidence which can inform timely policy responses.

Friday 21 January 2022 | 15:45-17:15 Geneva time 
Session 4:  Innovations in data collection

  • Drought-induced migration in Brazil: a quantitative analysis of internal displacement from the Northeast region due to water scarcity using survey microdata and gridded meteorological data, Guilherme M. Dutra & Marianne B. P. Brum
  • Violence and Internal Displacement: Insights from Nationwide Mobile Phone Data, Xiao Hui Tai
  • Automated Chat Application Surveys Using WhatsApp, Jessica Sadye Wolff & Beza Tesfaye
  • Chaired by Christelle Cazabat, Research Manager, IDMC

Find more information on the other sessions here