Review of Measuring Global Migration: Towards Better Data For All

Toktaş Ş.

Other, pp.137-139, 2024

  • Publication Type: Other Publication / Other
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-139
  • Police Academy Affiliated: Yes


Human mobility and international migration have become issues in international relations in the last decades pinpointing the need for reliable and comparable data for global governance. Thus, the availability of disaggregated and, more importantly, timely data for policymakers at national and international levels as well as practitioners at governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies is more crucial than ever. Yet, the complexity in the appropriation of universally agreed and implemented concepts, terms and definitions in the measurement of migration makes such global data collection difficult. Although serious endeavors have been undertaken by international organizations like United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) all of which provide comparative data on international migration, there is still room to improve data generated on migration and human mobility (Salah et al., 2022). It is in this context that “Measuring global migration: Towards better data for all” by Frank Laczko, Elisa Mosler Vidal and Marzia Rango is a valuable contribution to migration studies.