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Report on the impact of COVID-19 on the production of Migration Statistics In Africa

Report On The Impact Of Covid-19 On The Production Of Migration Statistics In Africa

The implementation of standardized approaches to collect, process and utilize statistics in Africa including migration-relevant data across the African continent is one of the priorities of the African Union Commission (AUC). Statistics are an essential basis for planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects / programs on the continent.

The COVID 19 pandemic, may slowdown the production of migration statistics in Africa. The African Union has undertaken a study to assess the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on the production of migration statistics in Africa.

 

Key findings include:

  • Main migration statistics topics covered by African countries
  • Periodicity of producing Migration Statistics
  • Main data sources for producing migration statistics
  • Data sources affected by the coronavirus pandemic
  • Countries with ongoing migration surveys / censuses
  • Using administrative data as an alternative for the affected surveys/censuses
  • Using estimation of data as a temporary solution to produce migration data

Link:

Report On The Impact Of Covid-19 On The Production Of Migration Statistics In Africa

Source/Editor:

African Union

Author(s):

African Union Commission AUSTAT STATAFRIC Statistics Sweden

Date of Publication:

Status:

Free

Region:

Africa

Language:

English