Key Global Migration Figures, 2019 - 2023
1-pager from IOM GMDAC summarizing key global migration figures, updated with data available as of 15 January 2023. Includes key figures on international migrant population (stocks), migration governance, women, child and labour migrants, remittances, migrant deaths and disappearances, and others.
An overview of administrative data as sources for migration data
With migration continuing to be at the centre of public and policy debates, the need for good quality data on migration has increased. Administrative data, collected primarily to support administrative processes rather than to produce official statistics, are traditional sources of migration data. This paper assesses the different types of administrative data, identifying their strengths and limitations and providing an overview of national administrative sources in a global context.
Data Bulletin: Informing a Global Compact for Migration (GCM)
Launched by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), the GCM Data Bulletins aim to summarize in an accurate and accessible fashion the existing evidence on migration to support the discussions and any follow-up activities of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
Global Migration Indicators Report 2018
Prepared by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), this report summarizes key global migration trends based on the latest statistics, showcasing 21 indicators across 17 migration topics.
The report is based on statistics from a variety of sources, which can be easily accessed through the Portal.
Handbook for Improving the Production and Use of Migration Data for Development
The Global Migration Group (GMG) produced this publication to provide guidance to producers and users of international migration data. It includes detailed accounts of changes in the field of migration data, thorough explanations of key definitions and concepts, and strategies to bolster migration statistics (e.g., administrative data and 'big data'). Readers will find the notes on 'good practice' to be of particular practical value.
Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration, Revision 1
The most recent official recommendations from the United Nations for measuring international migration. The publication includes recommendations on generating statistics of international migrant flows and on the measurement of stocks relevant to the study of international migration.
International Migration Statistics: Guidelines for Improving Data Collection Systems
Since its creation in 1919, the ILO has devoted attention to international migration issues, including the availability and quality of international migration statistics. These guidelines aim to establish the basis for strengthening national capacities to generate the data required for policy analysis in the area of international migration.