This page provides a list of references linked to the six themes of the Forum.


Ardittis, Solon. “GMDAC Data Briefing - African Migration to Europe: How Can Adequate Data Help Improve Evidence-Based Policymaking and Reduce Possible Misconceptions?”  Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, November 2017.

Hovy, Bela. “A Global Programme for Strengthening Migration Data: Five Key Actions.” Migration Data Portal, June 8, 2018.

Singleton, Ann. “Migration and Asylum Data for Policy-Making in the European Union – The Problem with Numbers.” Liberty & Security in Europe 89, March 17, 2016.

Reynolds , Cormac. “How Big Data Intelligence Is Changing Immigration.” SAP Blogs, February 20, 2018.

United Nations, Economic and Social Council. International migration statistics, report of the Secretary-General. New York, E/CN.3/2019/17, 20 December 2019.

Batalova, Jeanne, Andriy Shymonyak, and Michelle Mittelstadt. “Immigration Data Matters.” Migration Policy Institute, September 4, 2019.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Measuring International Labour Mobility, March 2019.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Guidance on Data Integration for Measuring Migration, February 2019.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Measuring Change in the Socio-Economic Conditions of Migrants, August 2015.

Global Migration Group. “Handbook for Improving the Production and Use of Migration Data for Development.” Global Knowledge Partnership for Migration and Development (KNOMAD), World Bank, Washington, DC, 2017.

International Labor Organization. “Statistics for SDG indicator 10.7.1: Draft Guidelines for their Collection.” Global Knowledge Partnership for Migration and Development (KNOMAD), World Bank, Washington, DC, October 2018.

De Backer, Olivia. “Big Data and International Migration.” United Nations Global Pulse, June 16, 2014.

Sánchez-Monedero , Javier. “The Datafication of Borders and Management of Refugees in the Context of Europe.” Data Justice Lab. Cardiff University, November 28, 2018.

Fridgen, G., Guggenmos, F., Lockl, J., Rieger, A. and Urbach, N. Supporting communication and cooperation in the asylum procedure with Blockchain technology – A proof of concept by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, ed.: Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Nuremberg), 2019.

Huang, Roger. “How Blockchain Can Help With The Refugee Crisis.” Forbes, January 27, 2019.

Scheel , Stephan, and Funda Ustek-Spilda. “Big Data, Big Promises: Revisiting Migration Statistics in Context of the Datafication of Everything.” Oxford Law Faculty, June 12, 2018.

Rango, Marzia. “How Big Data Can Help Migrants.” World Economic Forum, October 5, 2015.

Beduschi, Ana. “The Big Data of International Migration: Opportunities and Challenges for States Under International Human Rights Law.” Georgetown Journal of International Law, December 1, 2018.

Rango, Marzia, and Michele Vespe. “Big Data and Alternative Data Sources on Migration: From Case-Studies to Policy Support.” European Commission Joint Research Centre, November 30, 2017.

Lai, Shengjie, Elisabeth zu Erbach-Schoenberg, Carla Pezzulo, Nick W. Ruktanonchai, Alessandro Sorichetta, Jessica Steele, Tracey Li, Claire A. Dooley, and Andrew J. Tatem. “Exploring the Use of Mobile Phone Data for National Migration Statistics.” Nature News. Nature Publishing Group, March 26, 2019.

Spyratos, S., Vespe, M., Natale, F., Ingmar, W., Zagheni, E. and Rango, M., Migration Data using Social Media: a European Perspective, EUR 29273 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, ISBN 978-92-79-87989-0, doi:10.2760/964282, JRC112310, 2018.

Reynolds, Cormac. “How Big Data Intelligence Is Changing Immigration.” SAP Blogs, February 20, 2018.

McElwee, Kevin. “Fact-Checking Immigration: Boustan Uses Big Data to Explore Myths about the Past.” Princeton University. The Trustees of Princeton University, January 7, 2019.

Pike, Philip. “How Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Are Set to Transform the Global Immigration Sector: The Case of Migranet.” Medium. Migranet, May 7, 2019.

Nyoni, Babusi. “How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Used to Predict Africa's next Migration Crisis.” UNHCR Innovation, July 14, 2017.

Hanke, Philip. “Artificial Intelligence and Big Data – An Uncharted Territory for Migration Studies?” nccr, April 11, 2017.

Nair, Rahul. “Machine Learning in Action for the Humanitarian Sector.” IBM Research Blog, February 20, 2019.

Antonio Mejía, José. “Who Wants or Cares to Know? The Quest for Good Data.” Migration Data Portal, November 15, 2018.

Verhulst, Stefaan G., and Andrew Young. “4 Reasons Why Data Collaboratives Are Key to Addressing Migration.” Migration Data Portal, May 17, 2018.

Rango, Marzia. “Measuring Migration Governance.” Data Bulletin: Informing a Global Compact for Migration, no. 3, November 2017.

Schachter, Jason. “Building Migration Data Capacity: Examples of Good Practices for the African Region.” Central Mediterranean Route Thematic Report Series, no. 3 (2019).

Helbling, Marc. “IMPIC: A New and More Comprehensive Way to Measure Immigration Policies.” Migration Data Portal, October 3, 2017.

Ardittis, Solon. “How Blockchain Can Benefit Migration Programmes and Migrants.” Migration Data Portal, February 22, 2018.….

Jeffers, Kristen, Jasper Dag Tjaden, and Frank Laczko. A Pilot Study on Disaggregating SDG Indicators by Migratory Status. Geneva: International Organization for Migration, 2018.

Mosler Vidal, Elisa. Migration and the 2030 Agenda: A Guide for Practitioners. Geneva: International Organization for Migration, 2018.

Kristen, Jeffers. “Leaving No One behind - Disaggregating Census Data by Migration Status through IPUMSv.” Migration Data Portal, January 11, 2018.

Ardittis, Solon, Frank Laczko, Philip Martin, Sabrina Juran, Rachel Snow, and Richard E. Bilsborrow. “Improving Data on Migration – towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact on Migration.” Migration Policy Practice VII, no. 1, January 2017.

Mosler Vidal, Elisa, and Jasper Dag Tjaden. Global Migration Indicators 2018. Geneva: International Organization for Migration, 2018.

Dowling, Sandra. “Disability and Unsafe Migration: Data and Policy, Understanding the Evidence.” GMDAC Data Briefing, no. 7, December 2017.

Laczko, Frank, Solveigh Hieronimus, and Lars Hartenstein. “More than Numbers: How Migration Data Can Deliver Real-Life Benefits for Migrants and Governments.” Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, 2018.

Laczko, Frank, Ann Singleton, and Julia Black. “Five Key Recommendations for Improving Data on Missing Migrants.” Migration Data Portal, June 14, 2018.

Brian, Tara, and Frank Laczko. Fatal Journeys. Geneva: International Organization for Migration, 2014.