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.
Remittances: How reliable are the data?
The paper briefly discusses issues related to estimations of aggregate volumes of remittances, bilateral remittances and remittance transfer costs. The authors argue that methodologies commonly used introduce a number of biases or suffer from limitations that confirm how problematic it is to generate accurate "evidence" on remittances.
Research Guide for Research commissioned by the ACP Observatory on Migration
This handbook outlines definitions, data sources and research practices for understanding and measuring mobility in ACP countries.
Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual
The Manual provides and explains concepts, definitions, classifications, and conventions for balance of payments and international investment position statistics; it also presents a brief introduction to the various uses of data on balance of payments.