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 Subsaharan African countries as case studies.
Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Training Manual (Facilitators’ Guide)
This training manual, produced by IOM's Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) Division, offers a practical look at issues surrounding environmental migration and how policymakers at local and regional levels can prepare themselves for related issues. Its highly readable format ensures that it is accessible to readers of all levels while remaining informative.
Module 4, Data and Methodological Issues, will be of interest to those researching data capacity building.
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.
Human Trafficking: New Directions for Research
This publication considers various approaches for measuring rates of human trafficking and how they have been applied in various national contexts. It also presents how different methodologies are needed to address specific regional problems and trends.
Measuring well-governed migration: The 2016 Migration Governance Index
This publication outlines and explains a framework for measuring the implementation and efficiency of migration-related governance around the world. Financed by the IOM, the project itself was completed by the Economist Intelligence Unit between 2015 and 2016. Readers will find especially useful the numerous case studies that cover countries from all over the world, as well as descriptions of the various aspects of the framework and a chapter going over the history of its development.
Measuring the Potential for Mass Displacement in Menacing Contexts
A menacing context has emerged when a dread threat persists and requires a community to reorganize its life to help mitigate consequences of threat. This article explores how menacing context links drivers of forced migration, the perception of threat among local families and domestic decision-making about remaining in place, fleeing or combinations of both.
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.