IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), jointly with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) as technical implementing partner, is developing the Global Migration Data Portal. The Portal aims to serve as a unique access point to timely and comprehensive migration statistics, which
are now scattered across many different organizations and agencies.
The project was officially announced on 12 July 2016 in Berlin, and will be supported financially by Germany during the pilot phase.
Announcing the project with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing said: “Especially in critical times, such as those we are facing today, it is our task to ensure that responses to migration are based on sound facts and accurate analysis.”
“Data on migration are notoriously scattered between various institutions and countries. By bringing together data from a variety of sources, the portal will provide policy-makers with a unique global platform to access information about migratory trends,” he added.
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