64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

The Statistical Information System on Migration


64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

Format: CPS Abstract

Keywords: population

Session: CPS 24 - Statistics and migration

Monday 17 July 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Canada/Eastern)


Statistical data on migration are essential to ensure communication, regularity, monitoring and evaluation of the country’s migration policies.
In order to be useful and indispensable for the elaboration of different development strategies, it is not enough to produce more statistical data, but to ensure that these quantitative and qualitative data are available that are reliable, up-to-date and sufficiently disaggregated to ensure the monitoring and evaluation of different policies and strategies.
For reasons of efficiency, migration policies must be based on sound evidence and comprehensive statistical information, thus presenting the demographic, economic, social and cultural profiles of migrants. Morocco has made considerable efforts to strengthen the statistical capacity of the migration data collection system, however, the design and implementation of comprehensive approaches to statistical capacity development are still needed.
Several investment efforts have been made in human resources, in terms of technical capabilities, new information technologies and technological platforms and tools. The aim of these efforts was to upgrade the capacity of the institutions responsible for collecting statistical information in the Kingdom to produce national data on migration.
Objectives :
This work on the state of play of the statistical information system on migration provides an overview of the current state of the ecosystem of production of statistical information on migration, specifying the main actors and institutions, their working methodologies, the standards adopted, the tools and mechanisms for evaluating, analysing and monitoring statistical studies, the limitations and shortcomings of these actors in producing, analysing, illustrating and publishing official, reliable and up-to-date data.
We will present a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the various legislative, institutional, technical and material challenges and constraints that these actors face on a daily basis.
It is planned to take an initiative to identify the needs of this information system and to produce priority actions, conclusions and practical answers to be made available to decision makers in the planning and development of migration policies, thus ensuring the production of harmonized data at the national, regional and even local levels, and ensuring comparability at the international level to support and strengthen cooperation between countries.
In this case, the aim is to propose the establishment of a data pact that involves all stakeholders: national, regional and local authorities, producers, data users, private actors and non-governmental organizations.