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.
Data Collection and Analysis, Chapter 2 of the Ten Point Plan in Action 2016 Update
The chapter within a larger UNHCR work The 10 Point Plan in Action addresses the management of mixed migration, or migratory movements where migrants travelling along the same route have different motives (such as seeking better economic opportunity or fleeing persecution).
IOM's Programme and Activities on Capacity Building on Migration, Environment, Climate Change and Disasters
The paper provides an overview of the various capacity building strategies developed by IOM for the management of climate-induced migration. The tools outlined include: (1) Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Training Manual (Facilitator's Guide); (2) Training Workshops on Migration, Environment and Climate Change; and (3) Key Documents on Migration, Environment and Climate Change.
Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Training Manual (Facilitators’ Guide)
This training manual, produced by IOM's Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) Division, offers a practical look at issues surrounding environmental migration and how policymakers at local and regional levels can prepare themselves for related issues. Its highly readable format ensures that it is accessible to readers of all levels while remaining informative.
Module 4, Data and Methodological Issues, will be of interest to those researching data capacity building.
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.
Measuring the Potential for Mass Displacement in Menacing Contexts
A menacing context has emerged when a dread threat persists and requires a community to reorganize its life to help mitigate consequences of threat. This article explores how menacing context links drivers of forced migration, the perception of threat among local families and domestic decision-making about remaining in place, fleeing or combinations of both.
How useful and reliable are disaster databases in the context of climate and global change? A comparative case study analysis in Peru
Disaster databases are a primary tool for the analysis of disaster characteristics and trends at global or national scales, and they support disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. However, the quality, consistency and completeness of different disaster databases are highly variable. Such variation critically influences the outcome of any study.
Measuring the Environmental Dimensions of Human Migration; a Demographer's Toolkit
This working paper is the product of brainstorming session at a workshop on “Migration, Urbanization, and Climate Change” at the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado Boulder, USA. The paper demonstrates how environmental migration data might be collected and analyzed in order to better understand this phenomenon.