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.
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.
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.
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.
Report on the Methodology, Organization and Results of a Modular Sample Survey on Labour Migration in Ukraine
The case study analyses how labour migration is measured in Ukraine. Included in the report are explanations of how the survey team was assembled, how regions and households were picked to form a cohesive and adequate sample, and how the results were calculated while minimizing error. The rest of the work is dedicated to exploring the results of the survey.
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.
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.
Migration and Remittances Household Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa: Methodological Aspects and Main Findings
The report lets readers look at the sources, content, methodology, fieldwork practices, and data processing used to complete a World Bank household survey accessing the importance of remittances in eleven Subsaharan African countries. The topics covered by the survey include return migration, the type and amount of remittances generally sent, the motives for migration, and more. Readers might be interested in how the survey also took into account the gender and education level of migrants.