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ECA Talk on Forced Displacement

June 23, 2022

According to UNHCR, about 84 million people were forcibly displaced by the middle of 2021, including both refugees and internally displaced persons. So far, the current war in Ukraine has generated more than five million refugees while seven million people have become internally displaced. Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement, a research partnership between the UK, UNHCR, and the World Bank, is leading a series of studies to expand our understanding of the policies and investments that can help prevent conflict and promote social and economic integration of host and displaced populations.

This ECA Talk features presentations by the authors of four of these studies focusing on ECA countries. The research asks: How does the settlement of refugees influence attitudinal and behavioral measures of social cohesion? How do initial socio-economic conditions shape refugees’ integration into labor markets? How does individuals’ exposure to conflict correlate with contemporary social inequalities? What are the long-term effects of integration policies? Watch this event to learn more. 

Download the presentations:

Refugee Inflows and Social Cohesion: The 2015 Mass Inflow in Germany presentation

Labor Market Integration, Local Conditions and Inequalities: Evidence from Refugees in Switzerland presentation

Forced Displacement, Exposure to Conflict and Long-run Education and Income Inequality : Evidence from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina presentation

Long-term effects of the 1923 mass refugee inflow on social cohesion in Greece presentation

Forced Displacement in Europe presentation

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2024


  • Date: June 23, 2022
  • Time: 10:00-11:30 AM EDT
  • Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Chief Economist, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
  • CONTACT: Ekaterina Ushakova