Data Bulletin: Informing a Global Compact for Migration (GCM)
Launched by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), the GCM Data Bulletins aim to summarize in an accurate and accessible fashion the existing evidence on migration to support the discussions and any follow-up activities of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
Statistics for SDG indicator 10.7.1: Draft Guidelines for their Collection
Goal 10.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for facilitating orderly, safe, and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through implementation of planned and well- managed migration policies. The objective of this document is to provide guidelines that may assist those aiming to produce the statistics needed to calculate SDG indicator 10.7.1, “Recruitment cost borne by employee as a proportion of monthly income earned in country of destination.”
2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals
The 2017 Atlas on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a visual guide to data and development. It features over 150 maps and data visualizations that show how societies are making progress towards the 17 goals.
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).
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.
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.