Training on migration data in the context of the SDGs
International migration and sustainable development are deeply intertwined, as migration and migrants can shape development outcomes and vice versa. How to measure, monitor and report these linkages was the focus of a three-day training workshop facilitated by GMDAC in Dar Es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania from 15-17 April 2019.
The workshop “Migration and the 2030 Agenda: Understanding and measuring the links” brought together experts from the Tanzanian National Bureau of Statistics, as well as experts from the Tanzanian Immigration Service Department, the Ministry of Finance and Planning, and other ministries, to discuss ways to improve the collection and use of migration data in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The workshop was facilitated by GMDAC’s Elisa Mosler Vidal, Data and Research Officer and Irene Schoefberger, Data and Policy Analyst. GMDAC guided participants through migration links across the 2030 Agenda, and how to take practical steps to monitor and report on the migration-relevant SDG targets and other topics. The workshop aimed to show that while the lack of quality migration data can be an immediate challenge for monitoring of the SDGs, the 2030 Agenda is ultimately a key opportunity to improve the collection and management of migration data.
The training took place thanks to the support of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration of the Department of State of the United States of America within the scope of the regional project entitled: “Africa Regional Migration Program-Phase IX East and Horn of Africa.”