Improving evidence base on migration and development

Theme 1: Improving the evidence base on migration and its interlinkages with development

Accurate, comparable, easily accessible and timely migration data are essential both for assessing worldwide levels and trends of migration and for evidence-based policy-making and informed public debate. As evident from the 2006 and forthcoming 2013 UN General Assembly High-level Dialogues on International Migration and Development and the annual State-led Global Forum meetings that began in 2007, international migration is prominent on the global development agenda. Despite its growing importance, data and research needed to monitor trends and guide policy-making are often lacking. This compilation provides an overview of key documents and databases in the field of international migration and development.  It emphasizes data and research that can be used by country teams engaged in capacity building and data collection and analysis.


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