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Innovative data sources

Big data sources such as mobile phones, online tools and platforms, including social media and online payment services, have become a potentially useful source for migration data. For example, social media and call detail records can produce statistics on migrant flows, drivers and impact of migration and internal migration. Other information produced by different types of innovative sources includes public opinion on migration, among others.  

We have selected the following tools and guides to understanding and analyzing innovative data sources to produce migration-related statistics.