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28 Sep 2015

Enhancing Data on Migration in West and Central Africa

This paper assesses the degree to which questions on migration have been incorporated into household surveys in the countries of the Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as how pre-existing (or newly created) surveys could be improved to better measure migration. It also assesses the strengths and weaknesses of using household surveys to measure migration, reviews the content of pre-existing household surveys in the eight target countries, and provides recommendations on how household surveys could be better utilized to improve the measurement of migration in African countries.

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  • Executive Summary: 
    • 1. Introduction 
    • 2. Data Sources and Household Surveys 
    • 3. West and Central African Migration Systems and Measurements with Household Surveys 
    • 4. Summary and Conclusions
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