INTRODUCING "DATA BULLETIN: INFORMING A GLOBAL COMPACT FOR MIGRATION"
"Data Bulletin: Informing a Global Compact for Migration", launched by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), aims to summarize in an accurate and accessible fashion the existing evidence on migration to support the discussions and follow-up activities of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.
TALKING MIGRATION DATA: Data and the global compact for migration
Gregory Maniatis, Program Director at Open Society Foundations, shares his views on data and the negotiations for a global compact for migration. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this video are those of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The designations employed and the presentation of material throughout the blog do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of IOM concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning its frontiers and boundaries.
Who wants or cares to know? The quest for good data
High-quality data are essential for designing effective public policies, but also depend on the statistical capacities of national statistical offices (NSOs). José Antonio Mejía, Lead Specialist in Modernization of the State at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), explores the role NSOs play in improving the production and use of data—including migration data. This blog is based on the main findings of a recent IDB study in 10 Latin American countries.
IMPIC: A new and more comprehensive way to measure immigration policies
An increased need for effective migration governance has fueled an interest in building indices to measure and compare countries’ immigration policies. So far, there is no index that allows researchers to systematically analyze immigration policies across a large sample of countries. Several migration-related policy indices exist, but they cover a limited number of policy fields, countries and years. Marc Helbling, lead for the the Immigration Policies in Comparison (IMPIC) project, explains how IMPIC proposes a new and comprehensive way to systematically measure immigration policies and the potential it holds for researchers and policymakers.