Online migration data capacity building tools
Explore our recommended online tools and resources for improving migration data and its analysis.
The Migration Observatory Local Data Guide
This guide has been developed to help people to answer key questions about migrants in local areas around the UK: How many migrants are there in different local areas? How is this changing over time? What do we know about the integration of migrants at the local level? There are many sources of migration data at the local level. This guide brings together some of the most useful of them and presents the information in a user-friendly way, including interactive visualisations of the data. The guide explains when and how to use different local data sources, what information is available and what
UN National census questions repository
A database on how national censuses ask questions related to international migration. This portal disseminates questions asked by national population censuses, carried out since 2005, for selected characteristics, including migration. The information is extracted and analyzed based on the UN Statistics Division collection of national population census questionnaires.
PRIMI: Regional Platform for Migration Information
This platform provides official migration data from the countries of Central America and the Caribbean. Funded by the IOM Development Fund, it makes data on migration generated by the governments of the region and disaggregated by sex, age and nationality available to decision makers and the general public. Featuring visual representations (infographics, interactive maps, dynamic graphs, tables) and interactive databases, to allow the crossing of variables to facilitate their analysis, PRIMI brings together information produced by IOM and other data provided by governments in order to
KCMD Dynamic Data Hub
A unique tool that gives access to many of the available European migration datasets through an interface which allows users to visualise time series and to perform data analysis across countries. The Hub aims to support policy makers and communicate knowledge on migration to the general public. More than 50 datasets are currently included, collected by European institutions, EU agencies, selected Member States and international organisations in Europe and worldwide. The Hub covers multiple aspects related to migration in Europe ranging from data on stocks, flows, children in migration, to
KCMD Migration Data Catalogue
An inventory of dataset descriptions made available by international organizations, European institutions and bodies (notably the European Commission and EU agencies) and some EU Member States. Many of the datasets present national data aggregated at European level, some relate only to one EU Member State, while others have global coverage. For each dataset, the catalogue presents a summary description, a link to the dataset, and key metadata information (e.g. geographical and temporal coverage, and frequency of update) representing an outline of key strengths and limitations. Efforts to
PARiS21 Knowledge Database
PARiS21 (Partnership in statistics for development in the 21st century) is a global network of statisticians, analysts, policy-makers, development professionals and other statistics users which works to promote the better use and production of statistics for development. The PARIS21 Knowledge Database is a website housing resources for partners. Documents range from PARIS21 discussion papers to support statistical capacity development, to guides to national statistical system (NSS) assessments. Documents include those developed by PARIS21, as well as other institutions.
PARiS21 Database on Developing Innovative Solutions for Statistics
To respond to the increasing demand on countries to produce and make available faster and cheaper high-quality data, PARIS21 has developed selected innovative tools to help data agencies in developing countries better respond to the changing data ecosystem. This online database provides access to the guidelines, tools, resources and overall capacity building documentation developed by PARIS21 to improve access to quality household survey microdata.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Helpdesk
The SDG Help Desk is a one-stop online service providing access to tools, knowledge products, expertise, advice and opportunities for peer-learning and regional South-South cooperation through thematic areas, covering a multitude of topics. Developed by UNESCAP in partnership with UNESCWA and UNOICT, the website includes an e-library, interactive e-learning courses, expert advisory service, online forums and tools and guidance to support policy makers in the implementation of the SDGs.
European Migration Network (EMN) Asylum and Migration Glossary
The purpose of the European Migration Network (EMN) Glossary of terms relating to Asylum and Migration is inter alia to improve comparability between EU Member States through the use and common understanding of the terms and definitions contained herein. The Glossary is intended to serve as a useful European reference document for national statistics officers, policy-makers and other practitioners in the EU Member States, as well as EU institutions, in order to facilitate the exchange of information. It provides common terminology for the concepts included and thereby facilitates a precise
Immigration Data Matters - online guide
This online guide from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) links users to data on immigrants and immigration in the United States and internationally. The guide includes more than 220 data sources compiled by governmental and authoritative non-governmental sources. Topics covered include: (1) foreign-born population, (2) migrant stocks and flows, (3) humanitarian and labour migration, (4) naturalization, (5) education, (6) and language attainment. The guide also offers advice on how to access more complex data sources on migration.