“Measuring Migration Governance” is the third issue of the series Data Bulletin: Informing a Global Compact for Migration. It describes a number of strategies for understanding and enhancing national migration policies and governance structures. By providing a clear overview of selected indices of migration policies, this issue of the Data Bulletin series aims to endow policymakers with the information and tools to assess and improve on migration governance, which has become increasingly important in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
One such tool are the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI), which were developed by IOM and the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2015–2016, and are applied in full consultation with national authorities to measure good migration governance through a comprehensive framework covering six main policy domains. The MGI helps countries assess the extent to which their migration policy is comprehensive, thereby identifying good practices and areas in need of further development. The MGI can also help countries develop baseline assessments and conduct future reviews of their work to assess progress in the context of the SDGs and the global compact for 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.