About the Migration Governance Indicators
About the MGI project
The MGI process
There are four phases for the MGI process:
- Launch of the MGI process: The first step of the process is to organize a briefing for government officials to explain what the MGI entails, and to ensure their complete buy-in.
- Data collection and analysis: The second step of the process is to start the collection and analysis of data, based on ninety indicators grounded in the six dimensions of the Migration Governance Framework (i.e., migrant rights, whole of government approach, well-being of migrants, partnerships, mobility dimension of crises, and safe, orderly and regular migration). A draft Migration Governance Snapshot based on the findings on analysis is then shared with the government counterparts.
- Inter-ministerial consultation: The third step of the process is to convene an inter ministerial consultation where all relevant ministries and other stakeholders discuss the good practices and main gaps identified in the draft Migration Governance Snapshot. It is also an opportunity for them to comment and provide suggestion on the draft snapshot.
- Publication of the report in the Global Migration Data Portal: After the Migration Governance Snapshots are finalized and vetted by the government counterparts, they are published on the IOM’s Global Migration Data Portal.
Countries can use the MGI as a point of departure towards clarifying what “good governance” entails in the context of migration. Additionally, the MGI—once expanded—can serve as a source of a variety of information regarding “best practices” providing countries with institutional design and policy ideas. Initially, countries can use the MGI to develop a holistic understanding of their migration governance structure and identify significant gaps or areas that need to be strengthened. Finally, the MGI methodology can be used by countries when reporting at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on their national efforts to achieve the SDGs.
Funding is provided by IOM Member States, including the Government of Sweden.