Arthur Alik Lagrange, World Bank
"Highly vulnerable yet largely invisible: Forcibly displaced in the COVID-19-induced recession"
This Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement’s (JDC) Paper provides a review of the existing evidence about the socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on forcibly displaced, including refugees and internally displaced persons and host communities. It highlights the potential consequences of the global economic recession, as well as some of the implications for the income and wellbeing of this group, focusing on low- and middle-income economies where the overwhelming majority of the forcibly displaced live. This is the first in a series of JDC Papers on the pandemic’s socio-economic consequences.
(Joint with Tara Vishwanath and Leila Aghabarari)