Stats Brief, February 2015 (Issue no. 05): Measuring international migration in a development context

Stats Brief, February 2015 (Issue no. 05): Measuring international migration in a development context

Stats Brief
Stats Brief
Date: 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Type: 
Public information and advocacy materials
Abstract

Migration has economic, social, environmental and political implications in both countries of origin and destination. There is growing recognition that policy interventions which foster a link between migration and decent employment can promote sustainable development. However, across Asia and the Pacific there is a lack of high-quality migration statistics which form the foundation for designing, monitoring and evaluating policies. Without detailed, disaggregated migration statistics it is impossible to determine the costs versus the benefits of migration-related policy interventions. This Stats Brief presents the business case for investing in improving national compilation of international migration statistics.

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