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29 Sep 2015

Rapid assessment of the existing data collection structures in the field of migration in Latin America and some countries of the Caribbean

The purpose of the 2015 study "Rapid assessment of the data collection structures in the area of migration in Latin America and the Caribbean countries" was to perform an assessment of the current situation of international migration information systems in the LAC region. The first part of the report presents a general descriptive analysis of the situation within the LAC region as a whole. The second part focuses on the sub region of the Anglophone Caribbean, which includes a total of 13 English-speaking countries and the Dutch-speaking Suriname. A description of the legal and political framework within which international migration statistics are being produced is presented. It also highlights the public agencies carrying out these functions as well as their organizational structure, adopted indicators, and the criteria applied and disclosed to evaluate statistical quality.

The study is part of the project "Strengthening the dialogue and cooperation between the European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to establish management models on migration and development policies", implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the International and Ibero American Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP) and financed by the European union.

  • Acronyms
  • List of tables
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Recommendations for the production of international migration statistics
  • Chapter 2. Production of international migration statistics in the Caribbean subregion (Anglophone and Dutch-speaking countries)
  • Chapter 3. Conclusion of the rapid assessment of the national structures collecting international migration data in the Latin America and the Caribbean region
  • Annexes
  • Bibliography
  • Web pages
  • International organizations