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Administrative data sources

Administrative sources collect data for purposes other than gathering information on migration, but may be useful in the collection of specific indicators. Statistics derived from data in these sources usually refer to administrative records rather than people. Some examples of sources include administrative registers, border data collection systems, visas, residence permits and/or work permits.  

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