Natalia Krynsky Baal
Natalia Krynsky Baal is the Head of the Secretariat for the Expert Group on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS). In this capacity she coordinates the work of the UNSC-mandated group to support the implementation of statistical recommendations on refugees, IDPs and related population groups and to develop international recommendations on statelessness. Previously, she was a Senior Strategy and Policy Officer at the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center and before that she was Coordinator of the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS). In various capacities, she has been working for the last ten years to strengthen available data and analysis in forced displacement situations, working closely with national authorities and statistical offices as well as humanitarian and development partners. She worked across different countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, Ukraine, Somalia, Mali, Kosovo and Central African Republic, and has authored several publications on this topic. She also co-authored and led the development of the International Recommendations on IDP Statistics (IRIS) to their successful endorsement in 2020.