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.
Stocktaking of Global Forced Displacement Data
Sarzin reviews the availability, credibility, and methodologies behind common sources of displacement data, in doing so helping researchers and policymakers review their approaches to understanding an often difficult situation to encompass. Key definitions and ongoing programs are also discussed to offer information for both those new to the topic and those to whom forced displacement is a familiar terrain.
Handbook on the Management of Population and Housing Censuses
This guidebook covers the development and use of a population census, encompassing the planning, collecting, compiling, evaluating, disseminating and analyzing demographic, economic and social data.
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.’ The ‘road map’ suggested here is structured around four main components of change recommended to national statistical offices, the two most data-focussed categories being ‘Technology, Innovation, and An
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.
Toolkit on International Migration
Provides an overview of basic definitions, concepts and sources for statistics on international migration, a summary of key messages, a quick guide to migration data and suggestions for further reading.
UNHCR Resettlement Handbook
The handbook serves as a reference for NGOs and governments of resettlement countries on good practice and methodologies for effective resettlement of refugees. Besides defining key terms and outlining important legal frameworks such as the 1951 Geneva Convention, the handbook offers sections on the specific needs of refugees and, most important for data capacity builders, how to properly collect and store data on refugees and resettlement.