Data Bulletin Issue 5: Big data and migration: How big data innovation can serve migration policymaking

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This issue looks at the potential of new data sources - such as mobile phones, social media and satellite imagery - to improve understanding of international migration and human mobility. How could data from these sources complement data from traditional sources, such as national population censuses, surveys and administrative sources, and inform migration-related policies? These questions were discussed at an expert workshop co-organized by the European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) and IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Ispra, Italy, on 30 November 2018. This Data Bulletin issue, co-authored with KCMD, provides a summary of the workshop outcomes and introduces the new Big Data for Migration Alliance (BD4M). Read more