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31 May 2018

A Pilot study on Disaggregating SDG Indicators by Migratory Status

On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The commitment to “leave no one behind” is a key feature of the SDG agenda and acknowledges migrants as a population group with growing global relevance and particular vulnerabilities. Target 17.18 explicitly calls for the need to disaggregate SDG-relevant data by migratory status. The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) presents this pilot study on the potential of using harmonized census data to monitor progress towards the SDG disaggregation goal at the global level and assess to what extent migrants may be “left behind.”

  • 1. Background: SDG Indicator Disaggregation by Migratory Status
  • 2. Data: IPUMS-International
    • 2.1. What Is IPUMS-International?
    • 2.2. How Are Migrant Populations Identified?
    • 2.3. Coverage
    • 2.4. How can IPUMS-International Be Used in SDG Monitoring?
  • 3. Results: The Example of SDG Indicator 8.6.1
    • 3.1. A Graphical Method for Reporting SDG Indicator Disaggregation
    • 3.2. Results by Region
      • 3.2.1. Africa
      • 3.2.2. Americas
      • 3.2.3. Europe
      • 3.2.4. Asia and Oceania
      • 3.2.5. Summary of Findings
  • 4. Recommendations: The Way Forward
  • Annex
    • SDG Indicator 4.5.1: Persons Who Have Completed Secondary Education or Higher
    • SDG Indicator 7.1.1: Proportion of the Population with Access to Electricity
    • SDG Indicator 8.5.2: Unemployment Rate
    • SDG Indicator 9.2.2: Proportion of Employed Persons Working in Manufacturing
  • References ​