Data Bulletin 13: Irregular migration and migrant smuggling
This Data Bulletin focuses on Irregular migration and migrant smuggling – Effective data gathering and analysis of irregular migration, and those who facilitate it, remain a fragmented and politicized area of study. If the dynamics of contemporary migration are to be understood, and more importantly, are to be properly managed, advancing coherently – in a collaborative manner to expand the evidence base on irregular migration and migrant smuggling – will be critical for the successful implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
IOM’s “Data Bulletin Series: Informing the Implementation of the Global Compact for Migration” spans a broad range of topics covered by the Global Compact for Migration, highlighting currently available data sources as well as data gaps and challenges relevant to each of them. Each Data Bulletin contains illustrative examples of initiatives and recommendations of investments needed to strengthen the evidence base underpinning the respective thematic area. The Data Bulletins are meant to provide a useful resource for decision makers as they begin to think about implementation of the Global Compact for Migration and the related data needs.
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