This Data Bulletin focuses on Migration Profiles – an output of an elaborate process involving consultation with migration data stakeholders in a country or region. The process aims to identify data gaps and strategies to address those, and produce the evidence required to inform policy on all economic, developmental, demographic, social and other aspects that impact migration and vice versa.
IOM’s “Data Bulletin Series: Informing the Implementation of the Global Compact for Migration” spans a broad range of topics covered by the Global Compact for Migration, highlighting currently available data sources as well as data gaps and challenges relevant to each of them. Each Data Bulletin contains illustrative examples of initiatives and recommendations of investments needed to strengthen the evidence base underpinning the respective thematic area. The Data Bulletins are meant to provide a useful resource for decision makers as they begin to think about implementation of the Global Compact for Migration and the related data needs.