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.
Remittances: How reliable are the data?
The paper briefly discusses issues related to estimations of aggregate volumes of remittances, bilateral remittances and remittance transfer costs. The authors argue that methodologies commonly used introduce a number of biases or suffer from limitations that confirm how problematic it is to generate accurate "evidence" on remittances.
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.
Migration and Remittances Household Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa: Methodological Aspects and Main Findings
The report lets readers look at the sources, content, methodology, fieldwork practices, and data processing used to complete a World Bank household survey accessing the importance of remittances in eleven Subsaharan African countries. The topics covered by the survey include return migration, the type and amount of remittances generally sent, the motives for migration, and more. Readers might be interested in how the survey also took into account the gender and education level of migrants.
World Bank Household Surveys for the African Migration Project
This report covers how a South African survey was crafted in order to measure migration and remittances in a country where the majority of migrants are undocumented. The document goes over the procedures undertaken to prepare for the project, including how the survey team was assembled and what specific challenges needed to be met in order to ensure results.
Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual
The Manual provides and explains concepts, definitions, classifications, and conventions for balance of payments and international investment position statistics; it also presents a brief introduction to the various uses of data on balance of payments.
International Migration, Remittances, and the Brain Drain
Presented here is a compilation of articles on the intersection of migrant education, emigration, remittances, and brain drain. Each article lays out the methodology and data sources used to reach their conclusions, so that readers can use studies as possible templates or inspiration for their own work. Case studies primarily treat Latin America and the Philippines, though there are a number of studies that discuss the effects of phenomena like brain gain in OECD countries.
International Migration Statistics: Guidelines for Improving Data Collection Systems
Since its creation in 1919, the ILO has devoted attention to international migration issues, including the availability and quality of international migration statistics. These guidelines aim to establish the basis for strengthening national capacities to generate the data required for policy analysis in the area of international migration.