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.
Information Revolution from Data to Policy Action in Low-Income Countries: How Can Innovation Help?
This report examines how policymakers might harness technological trends emerging from the 'data revolution' in order to better various aspects of data analysis and use in lower income countries. Also included are anecdotes of how various programs and countries have used 'big data' to further national development. Africa is looked at particularly closely.
Obtaining representative data on IDPs: challenges and recommendations
The paper briefly outlines the technical prerequisites for obatining representative data in IDP contexts; it also highlights some of the challenges encountered when attempting to get these data. Food for thought and recommendations follow with suggestions on how to reconsider the types of data and processes for obtaining it when working within IDP contexts.
Realising the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development: Towards Capacity Development 4.0
SUMMARY FROM PAPER: This paper presents dedicated reflections on improving statistical capacity development. Whereas international commitments emphasise the need for more resources and investments, they only stand to benefit statistical systems if they are guided by a fundamentally new vision guiding concerted action by all relevant stakeholders.
UN Handbook on Measuring International Migration through Population Censuses
This handbook explores how population censuses can be manipulated in order to extract international migration figures. There are not only sections that present relevant definitions needed to harmonise migratory data, but also examples of questions that help users capture the sought-after data. Anecdotes from the national level are included to show concepts put into action. Potential pitfalls and common practices are also covered in detail.
Stocktaking of Global Forced Displacement Data
Sarzin reviews the availability, credibility, and methodologies behind common sources of displacement data, in doing so helping researchers and policymakers review their approaches to understanding an often difficult situation to encompass. Key definitions and ongoing programmes are also discussed to offer information for both those new to the topic and those to whom forced displacement is a familiar terrain.
Key Labour Market Indicators: Analysis with Household Survey Data
The guidelines outline relevant definitions for the variables used in collecting labour market data and their roles in developing programs and policies. There are also many country specific examples to demonstrate how these methods and terms work when put into practice, which helps flesh out concepts for readers.
Data Collection and Analysis, Chapter 2 of the Ten Point Plan in Action 2016 Update
The chapter within a larger UNHCR work The 10 Point Plan in Action addresses the management of mixed migration, or migratory movements where migrants travelling along the same route have different motives (such as seeking better economic opportunity or fleeing persecution).