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Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development
A Handbook for Policymakers and Practitioners in Home and Host Countries This handbook attempts to address the pivotal question of how diaspora contributions can benefit their countries of origin and what gover...
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.
Infographic: Measuring international migration in the context of the 2030 Agenda
Infographic explaining which indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are directly related to migrants or can be disaggregated by migratory status. Includes a list of migration-relevant SDG indi...
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.
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How Climate Change Affects the Pacific
The crystal blue ocean of the Pacific Islands regularly attracts tourists from across the globe, but for millions of islanders who call the Pacific home, the ocean is more than a dream vacation spot. It’s central ...
Citizenship and migration
Citizenship is a core feature of the international state system. Through laws on citizenship and electoral rights, states determine who belongs to the people in whose name they govern and for whom they assume resp...
Can data help improve migrant domestic workers' lives?
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are an estimated 11.5 million migrant domestic workers (MDWs) around the world, approximately 8.5 million of whom are female. MDWs are international ...
Let’s talk about climate migrants, not climate refugees
The impacts of climate change, such as drought or sea-level rise, could push an increasing number of people to leave their homes in the future. Should we call these migrants "climate refugees" and what are the imp...
Health assessments of refugees: What can the data tell us?
Improving data on migration in Africa: Expert voices
For 17 per cent of countries in Africa, the most recent data available from censuses referred to years prior to 2005. Only four in ten countries in Africa can provide data on the age of international migrants. ...
Zipline or trap? How the gig economy may affect immigrant integration
Globalisation, technological advances, and shifting norms and values are reshaping the way we work. One of the biggest trends in the past decade has been the rise of the “gig” or “platform” economy: casual, task-b...
Family is a major driver of migration. Family migration is the term used to categorize the migration of people who migrate due to new or established family ties, and it encompasses several sub-categories: reunific...
Migration data sources
The demands for migration data arising from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development have prompted the international statistical community to review the use of traditional sources for migration data, such as po...
Gender and migration
The motives and consequences of human mobility are shaped by various factors such as customary rules based on gender expectations, ethnicity, race, age and class. Among these, it can be argued that gender has the ...
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SDG indicator 10.7.2 - Policy brief #1, October 2019
Technical paper: Development, validation and testing of a methodology for SDG indicator 10.7.2 on migration policies
Home Office Indicators of Integration framework 2019 Toolkit
Indicators of Integration