“More than numbers: the value of migration data” is the second issue in the series Data Bulletin: Informing a Global Compact for Migration. Produced by IOM’s GMDAC with analytic support from McKinsey & Company, this issue makes the case that there is significant value in migration which can be better leveraged by identifying and making targeted investments in data. It outlines a framework to prioritize data needs and investments, and points to potential next steps at global, regional and national levels. A full report will be released in January 2018, detailing a vision for how data can enable value capture in migration.
About the series:
Data Bulletin: Informing a Global Compact for Migration, launched by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, aims to summarize in an accurate and accessible fashion the existing evidence on migration to support the discussions and any follow-up activities of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.
As part of the project “Support to IOM for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” funded by the European Union, Data Bulletins outline the strengths and limitations of relevant migration data, and highlight innovative data practices which are pertinent to a global compact for migration. Data Bulletins reflect the collaborative nature of a global compact for migration process by including relevant contributions from different parts of IOM as well as other agencies and migration experts.
The Data Bulletin: Informing a Global Compact for Migration will continue to focus on providing policymakers with the information and analysis required for evidence-based decision making. Future issues will be published and distributed, notably at key events related to a global compact for migration process throughout 2018.