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COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Global South | Economic Well-being and Integration

Seminar   |  past event  |  Jun 02 2021

Market place in the Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in northern Jordan (Credit: DFID | Creative Commons)

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) hosts the fourth webinar in a mini-series focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South, and efforts by NGOs and governments to support them.

The COVID-19 pandemic had wide-reaching economic consequences across the globe, leaving vulnerable populations such as the forcibly displaced in an even more precarious situation than before the pandemic. On June 2, Ceren Baysan, Sandra Rozo, Stefano Caria, and Thomas Ginn shared insights on the integration, targeting, and economic wellbeing of forcibly displaced populations during COVID-19. The event featured evidence from several countries, including Colombia, Jordan, and Turkey. Bilal Siddiqi moderated.

In addition to discussing their findings and participating in a Q&A session, panelists also discussed the challenges of collecting data with displaced populations during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts these challenges had on their research.

This webinar was part of IPA’s RECOVR Webinar Series: Bringing Evidence to COVID-19 Policy Responses in the Global South, CEGA’s Webinar Series on COVID-19 and Global Poverty, and the JDC’s Event Series on Forced Displacement.

Panelists

Ceren Baysan Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, will be presenting “COVID-19 and refugee-owned businesses in Turkey.” This work is in collaboration with Onur Altindag (Bentley), Stephen O’Connell (Emory), Lisa Spantig (Essex), and  Zhimin Li (Peking)

Sandra Rozo Economist at the Development Research Group of the World Bank, will present “Life Out of the Shadows: Impacts of Amnesty Programs on Migrant’s Life.” This work is joint with Ana María Ibáñez (IADB) , Andrés Moya (Universidad de los Andes), and Marisol Rodríguez (IADB)

Stefano Caria Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, will be presenting “An Adaptive Targeted Field Experiment: Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan.” This work is in collaboration with Grant Gordon (IRC) Maximilian Kasy (Oxford), Simon Quinn (Oxford), Soha Shami (IRC), and Alexander Teytelboym (Oxford)

Thomas Ginn Research Fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), will be presenting “COVID-19 and Refugees’ Economic Outcomes: A Review of the Global Evidence.” This work is joint with Helen Dempster (CGD), Jimmy Graham (CGD), Martha Guerrero Ble (Refugees International), Daphne Jaysainghe (IRC) and Barri Shorey (IRC)

Bilal Siddiqi CEGA Director of Research, will moderate the panel.

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Ceren Baysan
Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Essex
Sandra Rozo
Economist at the Development Research Group of the World Bank
Stefano Caria
Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick
Thomas Ginn
Research Fellow at the Center for Global Development

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The Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) is a World Bank-UNHCR partnership focusing on the collection, analysis, and dissemination of primary microdata that enables evidence-informed policy making and programming on forcibly displaced persons.

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