On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, IPA co-hosted a new webinar series, Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement: From Research to Policy Making, to discuss findings from the latest research on forced displacement. The webinar featured a presentation of the paper, Prison or Sanctuary? An Evaluation of Camps for Syrian Refugees by Thomas Ginn, Research Fellow at the Center for Global Development. Other presenters included: Ewen Macleod, Former Director, Division of Resilience and Solutions, UNHCR; Chinedu Obi, Young Fellow in Forced Displacement, FCDO-UNHCR-WB forced displacement research program; Marine Casalis, Senior Research and Partnerships Manager, ETH Zürich, Immigration Policy Lab; and Haneen Ismail Sayed, World Bank Lead Operations Officer, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice. The event was moderated by Paolo Verme, Lead Economist and Program Manager, World Bank.
The Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement: From Research to Policy Making series aims to disseminate findings from quantitative research on forced displacement and to discuss its implications on programming and policy. It provides a platform for disseminating research that is targeted and forward-looking and that will help practitioners and policymakers design and deliver effective forced displacement programs.
This webinar series is organized by the FCDO-UNHCR-WB Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement program, Innovations for Poverty Action, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, the World Bank Development Impact Evaluation unit, the Center for Global Development, the International Rescue Committee Airbel Impact Lab, the World Food Programme and UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti.
The next events are planned for Wednesday, June 9, and Wednesday, July 7, 10:00-11:30 AM EDT.
Watch the webinar recording: