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.
UN Handbook on Measuring International Migration through Population Censuses
This United Nations 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.
Measuring well-governed migration: The 2016 Migration Governance Index
This publication outlines and explains a framework for measuring the implementation and efficiency of migration-related governance around the world. Financed by the IOM, the project itself was completed by the Economist Intelligence Unit between 2015 and 2016. Readers will find especially useful the numerous case studies that cover countries from all over the world, as well as descriptions of the various aspects of the framework and a chapter going over the history of its development.
Making Data Portals work for SDGs: A view on deployment, design and technology
The paper takes a critical eye to the use and sustainability of data portal creation and usage in National Statistical Offices and their role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using quantitative methods to evaluate data dissemination tactics and qualitative research to review the decision making processes behind the creation of the data portals, using Sub-saharan African countries as case studies.
A Road Map for a Country-led Data Revolution
Available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, this report examines the role of the data revolution in aiding national and regional development, with a special focus on the role of national statistical offices in developing countries at providing the ‘right data’ to the ‘right people’ in the ‘right format.’ National Statistical Systems (NSS) are crucial to generating the data needed to promote development and reduce poverty and to monitor international development goals.