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.
Handbook on Measuring International Migration through Population Censuses
This handbook explores how population censuses can be manipulated in order to extract international migration figures. There are not only sections that present relevant definitions needed to harmonise migratory data, but also examples of questions that help users capture the sought-after data. Anecdotes from the national level are included to show concepts put into action. Potential pitfalls and common practices are also covered in detail.
Key Labour Market Indicators: Analysis with Household Survey Data
The guidelines outline relevant definitions for the variables used in collecting labour market data and their roles in developing programs and policies. There are also many country specific examples to demonstrate how these methods and terms work when put into practice, which helps flesh out concepts for readers.
Guide on developing an international labour migration statistics database in ASEAN
This publication gives brief overviews of the strategies and sources used to collect labour market data from ASEAN countries to be entered into the International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database, such as population surveys or administrative records. There are also sample modules of survey sections used to collect relevant data, and an extensive list of relevant organizations collecting data in the region.
International Labour Migration Statistics - A guide for policymakers and statistics organizations in the Pacific
The handbook gives recommendations on how governments can collect migration data. It offers brief summaries of key concepts and challenges when analysing the field, and includes detailed chapters on specific methodologies (such as using censuses or administrative data). Included in the chapters are templates for each method, such as sample survey modules. A glossary of terms and a long list of references are great for ensuring familiarity with the topic.
Urbanisation Dynamics in West Africa 1950–2010
Africapolis I, 2015 Update. Available in English and French, this OECD publication provides information on urbanisation in West Africa and the data tools necessary to measure this phenomenon. In addition to explaining important terminology, outlining gaps in existing data and reviewing the methodology used to track urbanisation in the region, the dataset itself is included in user-friendly charts and other visuals.
Informing Migration Policies: A Data Primer
The article offers an overview of key definitions, methods, and sources for readers new to the field of migration data and research. Also included is how different data sources might be manipulated to answer common questions about migrants in the labour market, migrant education, or welfare concerns and how this might play into policy. Finally, there is a section dedicated to how common shortcomings in data might be overcome.
Measuring Hard-to-Count Migrant Populations: Importance, Definitions, and Categories
The report clarifies what migrants are considered "hard to count" (such as irregular migrants or trafficking victims) and offers brief overviews of methods used to measure these particular cross-border flows as well as factors influencing the data collection process. Most useful will be the extensive list of sample survey questions that might be used to help identify these populations.