Migration Profiles: Developing Evidence-based Migration and Development Policies
Since the first meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in 2007, institutional and policy coherence has been identified by Member States as a key priority to address the causal relationship between migration and development. Further, harmonized data and standardized research methodologies have been long recognized as fundamental starting points for the design and implementation of evidence-based migration development policies.
In this context, Migration Profiles (MPs) have been acknowledged, most recently during the 2010 GFMD in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, as an efficient tool for comprehensive approach to data collection and more coherent migration and development policies. Supported by the European Union in 2005 and implemented principally by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), MPs are conceptualized as a “government-owned tool” aimed at gathering basic statistical information (migration stocks and flows etc.) in a concise manner. They also provide statistical analysis and multiple perspectives such as, among others, labour market conditions, human development indicators and migrants’ access to rights. Since their inception, MPs have been developed in more than 70 countries drawing the attention of governments and migration practitioners.
This workshop, carried out within the framework of The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2011, chaired by the Swiss Government and co-chaired by the Governments of Argentina, Ghana and the Republic of Moldova, will examine the capacity development contribution of MPs to institutional and policy coherence, assess its relevance and provide an informal space to further develop its framework.
Ms. Michele Klein Solomon, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Ms. Yvonne Lodico, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Mr. Richard Morgan, Global Migration Group
Ms. Daniela Morari, Government of Moldova
Mr. Hernán Manzelli, Government of Argentina
Mr. Godwin Odei Gyebi, Government of Ghana
Ms. Roberta Chaves Oliveira, Government of Brazil (Language: Portuguese)
Ms. Celeste M. Valderrama, Government of the Philippines
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Government of Vietnam
Working language: English
Contact: Mr. Pierpaolo Capalbo