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Building Evidence on Forced Displacement


Disseminating research results on forced displacement helps development practitioners and policy makers design more effective programs to help refugees and and their host communities.  Below are a series of journal articles and papers on forced displacement that are helping to inform these programs.

How to cope with a refugee population? Evidence from Uganda, World Development

Integration Through Health During Protracted Displacement: Case Studies From Colombia and Jordan, Journal on Migration and Human Society

The effects of refugees’ camps on hosting areas: Social conflicts and economic growth, World Development

Displacement and return in the internet Era: Social media for monitoring migration decisions in Northern Syria, World Development

Out of sight, out of mind: The impact of lockdown measures on sentiment towards refugees, Journal of Information Technology & Politics

COVID-19 in humanitarian settings and lessons learned from past epidemics, Nature Medicine

How does poverty differ among refugees? Taking a gender lens to the data on Syrian refugees in Jordan, Middle East Development Journal

Exposure to Conflict, Migrations and Long-run Education and Income Inequality: Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Defence and Peace Economics

Refugee return and social cohesion, Oxford Review of Economic Policy

Forced Migration and Social Cohesion: Evidence from the 2015/16 Mass Inflow in Germany, World Development

Program targeting with machine learning and mobile phone data: Evidence from an anti-poverty intervention in Afghanistan, Journal of Development Economics

Inclusive refugee-hosting can improve local development and prevent public backlash, World Development

Estimating poverty for refugees in data-scarce contexts: an application of cross-survey imputation, Journal of Population Economics

Refugees welcome? Inter-group interaction and host community attitude formation, World Development

The Psychosocial Value of Employment: Evidence from a Refugee Camp, American Economic Review

Climate resilience in Rwanda: evaluating refugees’ and host populations’ vulnerability to riskForced Migration Review (FMR)

How do shocks affect enrollment in faith-based schools? Evidence from West Africa, International Studies in Catholic Education

The Economics of Forced Displacement: An Introduction, Region and Development

The impact of forced displacement on host communities: A review of the empirical literature in economics, Journal of Development Economics

A Simple Early Warning Signal for COVID-19, medRxiv

Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context, World Development

The effect of armed conflict on intimate partner violence: Evidence from the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, World Development

Intergenerational Impact of Population Shocks on Children's Health: Evidence from the 1993-2001 Refugee Crisis in Tanzania, Health Economics e-Journal

How Does Poverty Differ Among Refugees? Taking a Gender Lens to the Data on Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Middle East Development Journal

Introduction to the Special Issue 'Gendered Dimensions of Forced Displacement (coming)