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Many refugees, poor data: development cooperation requires higher-quality data


Angenendt, Steffen; Kipp, David; Koch, Anne

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Corporate Editor Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik -SWP- Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit
Abstract In June 2016, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) presented his latest annual report on the situation of refugees and displaced persons around the world. Once again, this account documents new record levels in refugee numbers, both in industrialised and in developing countries. For governments and aid organisations, these statistics constitute an important basis for addressing displacement-related challenges in a more effective manner. However, the data provided by UNHCR is often incomplete and marked by a number of shortcomings. Increasingly high expectations are being placed on development cooperation in terms of tackling the root causes of forced displacement. Meeting these expectations requires reliable data. (author's abstract)
Keywords UNHCR; expellee; refugee; policy on refugees; development aid; data capture; official statistics; socioeconomic position; asylum policy; international interdependence
Classification International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy; Migration, Sociology of Migration
Document language English
Publication Year 2016
City Berlin
Page/Pages 4 p.
Series SWP Comments, 37/2016
ISSN 1861-1761
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications