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.
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.
Concept Note Ad hoc expert group meeting (EGM) on the use of Mobile Devices for Data Collection
The paper gives a broad overview of the benefits and uses of mobile phone data when collecting migration data, especially within the African context.
India on the Move and Churning: New Evidence
Study on internal migration in India which analyses census data (using Cohort-based Migration Metric (CMM) and gravity model) and railway passenger traffic flow data provided by the Ministry of Railways. The study is a chapter from the Economic Survey of India 2016-2017 and is endorsed by the Government of India.
Assessing the Quality of Mobile Phone Data as a Source of Statistics
This Belgian case study serves as an example of how mobile phone data might be utilized to track migration flows in real time, as opposed to the infrequency of the census. To test its accuracy, the authors compare mobile phone data with the results of a recent census. The authors take care to point out weaknesses in the data, and also briefly write how they avoided major issues such as privacy concerns.
From Migration Corridors to Clusters: The Value of Google+ Data for Migration Studies
This study's purpose was to explore the usefulness of social media data (in this case, that from Google+) in measuring migration.The paper highlights the ways in which innovative approaches are able to take advantage of the data revolution and, thus, address holes in existing traditional sources. Readers interested in this approach are also able to read the thorough explanation of the methodology and how result differ depending on the country.