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.
Key Labour Market Indicators: Analysis with Household Survey Data
The guidelines outline relevant definitions for the variables used in collecting labour market data and their roles in developing programs and policies. There are also many country specific examples to demonstrate how these methods and terms work when put into practice, which helps flesh out concepts for readers.
International Labour Migration Statistics - A guide for policymakers and statistics organizations in the Pacific
The handbook gives recommendations on how governments can collect migration data. It offers brief summaries of key concepts and challenges when analysing the field, and includes detailed chapters on specific methodologies (such as using censuses or administrative data). Included in the chapters are templates for each method, such as sample survey modules. A glossary of terms and a long list of references are great for ensuring familiarity with the topic.
Guide on developing an international labour migration statistics database in ASEAN
This publication gives brief overviews of the strategies and sources used to collect labour market data from ASEAN countries to be entered into the International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database, such as population surveys or administrative records. There are also sample modules of survey sections used to collect relevant data, and an extensive list of relevant organizations collecting data in the region.
Informing Migration Policies: A Data Primer
The article offers an overview of key definitions, methods, and sources for readers new to the field of migration data and research. Also included is how different data sources might be manipulated to answer common questions about migrants in the labour market, migrant education, or welfare concerns and how this might play into policy. Finally, there is a section dedicated to how common shortcomings in data might be overcome.
Migration, Development and Evaluation: Where we stand today and why
Presentation exploring the following issues:
- Policymakers are increasingly interested in harnessing the benefits of migration for development.
- Growing number of migration interventions aim to have a direct impact on employment and development outcomes.
- But our understanding of these impacts is limited, because the “evaluation culture” in migration is weak.
- How can we build a stronger “evaluation culture” ?
Report on the Methodology, Organization and Results of a Modular Sample Survey on Labour Migration in Ukraine
The case study analyses how labour migration is measured in Ukraine. Included in the report are explanations of how the survey team was assembled, how regions and households were picked to form a cohesive and adequate sample, and how the results were calculated while minimizing error. The rest of the work is dedicated to exploring the results of the survey.
Migration and Development within the South: New evidence from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries
This publication aims to recapitulate major research findings carried out in Angola, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Republic of Tanzania on migration and development.