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.
Information Revolution from Data to Policy Action in Low-Income Countries: How Can Innovation Help?
This report examines how policymakers might harness technological trends emerging from the 'data revolution' in order to better various aspects of data analysis and use in lower income countries. Also included are anecdotes of how various programs and countries have used 'big data' to further national development. Africa is looked at particularly closely.
Realising the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development: Towards Capacity Development 4.0
SUMMARY FROM PAPER: This paper presents dedicated reflections on improving statistical capacity development. Whereas international commitments emphasise the need for more resources and investments, they only stand to benefit statistical systems if they are guided by a fundamentally new vision guiding concerted action by all relevant stakeholders.
UN Handbook on Measuring International Migration through Population Censuses
This handbook explores how population censuses can be manipulated in order to extract international migration figures. There are not only sections that present relevant definitions needed to harmonise migratory data, but also examples of questions that help users capture the sought-after data. Anecdotes from the national level are included to show concepts put into action. Potential pitfalls and common practices are also covered in detail.
Making Data Portals work for SDGs: A view on deployment, design and technology
The paper takes a critical eye to the use and sustainability of data portal creation and usage in National Statistical Offices and their role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using quantitative methods to evaluate data dissemination tactics and qualitative research to review the decision making processes behind the creation of the data portals, using Sub-saharan African countries as case studies.
A Road Map for a Country-led Data Revolution
Available in English and French, this report examines the role of the data revolution in aiding national and regional development, with a special focus on the role of national statistical offices in developing countries at providing the ‘right data’ to the ‘right people’ in the ‘right format.’ National Statistical Systems (NSS) are crucial to generating the data needed to promote development and reduce poverty and to monitor international development goals.
Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women for 20 Years
This UNICEF paper discusses Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and their positive impact on ensuring data collection on women and children in low to middle income countries or helping countries measure attainment of Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). While explaining the development process and accomplishments of MICS, the paper does not offer explicit instructions for completing these surveys.
Data and Analysis: Partnering to better understand and address the human development aspects of migration
This paper briefly reviews the contributions of members of the Global Migration Group (GMG)1 to the improvement of migration data and to policy-relevant migration research, discusses the obstacles that still remain to be surmounted and proposes suggestions on how to address them.