International Conference: ‘Improving Data on International Migration’

Towards Agenda 2030 and the Global Compact on Migration

Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, 2-3 December 2016

Organised by the IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre with support from the German Foreign Office, the United States State Department and the European Commission’s Knowledge Centre on Migration and Development, the conference brought together leading international experts on migration and development data, together with representatives from governments, civil society and the private sector from across the world.

In this section we provide relevant background documents and information from the conference hosts, speakers and participants.

With a focus on practical steps that could be taken to address data gaps, build data capacities and highlight innovative practices globally, the conference also provided an opportunity to discuss the follow-up to the September 19 United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants, and how to strengthen the collection, sharing and analysis of data on international migration.

Main Discussion Paper:

Background Papers:

Reports and documents:

Measuring Migration in the context of Agenda 2030 and the Global Compact on Migration:

​Measuring Well-Governed Migration:


Session 1: Measuring Migration in the context of Agenda 2030 and the global compact on migration:

Session 2: Measuring the well-being of migrants:

Session 3: Measuring well-governed migration:

Session 4: Measuring the Costs of Migration:

Session 5: Capacity Building and Innovative Practices:

​Session 6: Panel Discussion on the way forward:

Migration Databases:

Other resources: