Publications

Find in this library some documents related to the analysis of data from administrative and census records as well as recommendations for improvement from international guidelines approved by the United Nations.

Use of census data for a comparative analysis of international migration in central America

Use of census data for a comparative analysis of international migration in central America

2002

The document presents the demographic, social and economic background of the countries that constitute central features of the context in which migratory movements occur. Briefly, the main virtues and limitations of census data for the knowledge of international migration are presented and describe the trends and large patterns of international migration in 1980, 1990 and 2000, at the intra-regional level and towards the United States.

Source: Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Center (CELADE) - Population Division; International Organization for Migration (IOM); Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Date of Publication: December 2002

Language: only in spanish

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Quick evaluation of the structures of data collection in the migration area in Latin America and the Caribbean countries

Quick evaluation of the structures of data collection in the migration area in Latin America and the Caribbean countries

2012

The objective of this document is to prepare a diagnosis of the situation in which the production of data on migration in the Latin American and Caribbean region (LAC) is located, as well as in each of the four subregions and the countries that make up, that is: 1. Mercosur, Chile and Venezuela; 2. Andean; 3. Central America,

Mexico, Panama and Belize; 4. Caribbean (both English-speaking and non-English-speaking countries) .1 The report presents a general descriptive analysis of LAC and a specific one for each of the four subregions detailed above. In particular, it is interesting to describe the political and legal framework in which statistics on international migration are generated, as well as the agencies that are responsible for producing such statistics, their main organizational and data production modality in this area, the indicators that produce and disseminate, and the criteria that apply and disseminate to assess the quality of the statistical information produced.

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM); Regional Office for the European Economic Area, the European Union and NATO

Date of Publication: 2012

Language: Only in spanish

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Evaluation of the quality administrative records with improvement plans

Evaluation of the quality administrative records with improvement plans

2015

The key elements to characterize administrative records are related to data collection, periodicity, unit of analysis and coverage. The administrative records have their own data collection instruments: templates, formats, forms, files, cards, notebooks, minutes books, and others. The records have an established periodicity for their survey in case they are continuous (less than one day, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, etc.) or a timely survey. Unlike surveys or censuses, there are usually no controls on the data collection process in administrative records.

Administrative records can be a cost-effective strategy for statistical production. They constitute a basic source of information on a variety of topics related to demographic, social, economic and environmental phenomena.

Source: World Bank Group

Date of Publication: April 2015

Language: Only in spanish

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Recommendations on statistics of International Migration. First Review

Recommendations on statistics of International Migration. First Review

1999

This document updates a series of guidelines issued in two previous documents: The Recommendations on Statistics on International Migration of 1980, and Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses of the same year. It issues guidelines for compiling statistics on international migration with the objective of ordering the measurement and quantification of migratory stocks and flows through a criterion for the definition of international migration and a detailed taxonomy of the international entries and exits of people.

Fuente: Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DAES)

Date of Publication: 1998

Language: spanish and english

 

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Sharing Data: Where to Start. An Emerging Approach to Migration Data Management

Sharing Data: Where to Start. An Emerging Approach to Migration Data Management

2007

The document conceptualizes a new approach to manage migration information that is based on the flexibility and style of other regional mechanisms on migration and asylum data management. Instead of introducing new formats, indicators and methodologies, this new approach is based on existing data already available and agreed upon (in some cases, available to the public) within each participating State. This approach seeks to build on existing national infrastructures, considering the experiences and lessons learned from other countries and other data management models.

Source: IOM Technical Cooperation Center for Europe and Central Asia (IOM TCC) and the Danish Immigration Service (DIS)

Date of Publication: 2007

Language: Only in English

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Handbook on Measuring International Migration through Population Censuses

Handbook on Measuring International Migration through Population Censuses

2017

The publication seeks to help countries by providing a practical reference guide on the collection and production of international migration statistics based on the 1998 recommendations. The manual focuses on the use of population and housing censuses as a source of information, although it recognizes that international migration statistics can also be generated from other sources such as population records, administrative sources and sample surveys.

Source: Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2017)

Date of Publication: 2017

Language: Only in English

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Improving migration data in the context of the 2030 Agenda United Nations Statistics Division

Improving migration data in the context of the 2030 Agenda United Nations Statistics Division

2017

The document states that the new global development framework and the growing attention to migration as a global problem pose significant challenges for national statistical offices and the international statistical community, to meet the huge demands of migration and migration-related statistics. In this context, there is an urgent need to implement existing statistical migration standards, refine new concepts related to migration, take advantage of traditional data sources and explore innovative means of data collection in order to produce the data necessary for the SDG supervision.

Source: Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Date of Publication: 2017

Language: Only in English

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Handbook for Improving the Production and Use of Migration Data for Development.

Handbook for Improving the Production and Use of Migration Data for Development.

2017

This document was generated within the framework of the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) initiative of the World Bank. This manual aims to assist Member States in the collection, tabulation, analysis, dissemination and use of migration data, and therefore contribute to monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The guide is expected to facilitate the integration of migration into national development planning and strategies. The manual provides practical guidance to policy makers and other stakeholders on the measurement of migration and its impact on development, and presents good practices and lessons learned from recent initiatives undertaken by GMG members.

Source: Global Knowledge Partnership for Migration and Development (KNOMAD), World Bank

Date of Publication: 2017

Language: Only in English

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Characteristics of the process for gathering and using administrative records on migration in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean

Characteristics of the process for gathering and using administrative records on migration in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean

2019

The migration policies based on evidence are a fundamental component of good migration governance. The existence of information systems on robust and efficient migrations, constitutes an essential element for the fulfillment of goals 10.7 and 17.18 of the 2030 Agenda. Despite the progress made in this area in the last two decades, there are still important challenges to ensure the availability of updated and real-time data and information on migration, as well as limitations on coordination between countries (and within them) to facilitate the exchange of data and information.

This report presents a baseline on the characteristics of the migratory information, producing systems of the region that allows to rescue the good practices of the region and to determine precisely those areas that require support to maximize their potential.

Source: International Organization for Migration

Publication Date: 2019

Language: Spanish and English

 

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