Data is critical to fostering inter-regional cooperation on migration, ECA tells an international forum

May 23, 2022 AELEX Admin 0 Comments

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Ms. Edlam Yemeru has told the first International Migration Review Forum yesterday that using high-quality data is critical to fostering inter-regional cooperation on the implementation of the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular Migration (GCM).

Ms. Yemeru, acting Director of ECA’s Gender, Poverty and Social Policy Division, said: “ECA continues working closely with member States and other relevant institutions to strengthen their national capacities on generation, analysis and dissemination of disaggregated migration data to support evidence-based policymaking and programming to fully integrate migration into development planning. In the long-term, we want to see migration statistics being integrated into national censuses and surveys.”

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