Migration Governance Indicators assessment in Brazil

Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Susanne Melde (Senior Analyst, IOM´s GMDAC) presented the results of the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) assessment in Brazil and its links to SDG indicator 10.7.2 during a high-level meeting at the National School of Public Administration in Brasilia on 19 June. The meeting was attended by 20 representatives from different ministries, who commented on the results of the assessment presented. In particular the rights-based approach to migration in Brazil’s 2017 Migration Law was discussed. More interministerial consultations are planned to take place in the coming weeks in Nepal, Albania, Vatanu and Kyrgyzstan.

Launched in 2016, the MGI is a tool developed by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in collaboration with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which aims at supporting voluntary governments in taking stock of their migration governance structures. Its methodology is based on a set of 90 indicators drawing on the six policy areas of IOM´s Migration Governance Framework (MiGOF) definition of well-managed migration policy.

The MGI is a tool based on policy inputs, which offers insights on policy levers that countries can use to develop their migration governance. It´s a framework to help countries in the assessment of the comprehensiveness of their migration policies, as well as to identify good practices and areas that could be further developed. More importantly, the MGI aims to advance conversations on migration governance by clarifying what “well-governed migration” might look like in the context of SDG Target 10.7.

MGI country snapshots for 12 countries were published on the Migration Data Portal with the aim of sharing good practices, but also to better understand common challenges. Besides the 12 country profiles, another 27 profiles will be published on the Migration Data Portal in the coming months. The MGI country snapshots were presented to policy makers and government representatives from the diplomatic community in Geneva at IOM´s Headquarters on 25 May. The profiles summarize the key findings of the assessment to make it accessible and intelligible to policy makers.