UN Policy Paper emphasises the need for migration statistics

Published Date:   Thursday, Apr 02, 2015

The Statistics Brief, February 201 published by Economic and Social Commissions for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), a branch of United Nations has highlighted the economic, social, environmental and political implications migration in both countries of origin and destination. The paper emphasised that there is growing recognition that policy interventions which foster a link between migration and decent employment can promote sustainable development. However, across Asia and the Pacific there is a lack of high-quality migration statistics which form the foundation for designing, monitoring and evaluating policies. Without detailed, disaggregated migration statistics it is impossible to determine the costs versus the benefits of migration-related policy interventions. This Stats Brief presents the business case for investing in improving national compilation of international migration statistics.

Quoting from International Migration Statistics 2013, the report  enlisted the top ten emigration countries from Asia and Pacific during the year 2000-2010. Bangladesh is the leading county among Asia and Mexico from Pacific having net migration 557 thousand and 498 thousand respectively. 

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