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22 Mar 2022

The Migration Governance Indicators (MGI): A key tool for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration implementation – Guidance Note

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Created in 2016 by IOM, the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) programme is a tool that supports governments in taking stock of the comprehensiveness of their migration policies, as well as in identifying gaps and areas that could be strengthened. The MGI framework is aligned with the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as the indicators can be mapped out against all the 23 objectives of the Compact. This guidance note aims to illustrate the ways in which governments and other relevant stakeholders can use the MGI in the implementation, follow-up and review of progress towards the achievement of Global Compact objectives.

While this guidance note specifically focuses on the MGI, it is only one of the tools that can be used to support governments’ work on the Global Compact for Migration. For more information on those other tools and on the Compact more broadly, please consult the United Nations Network on Migration guidance for member States and relevant stakeholders on Global Compact implementation.