Initiatives

Initiatives from BD4M and its members

  • BD4M Studio Report

    Designing Data Collaboratives to Better Understand Human Mobility and Migration in West Africa

    The first BD4M Studio convened over 40 stakeholders in government, international organizations, research, civil society, and the public sector to develop concrete strategies for initiating and implementing cross- sectoral data partnerships, or “data collaboratives,” to facilitate...

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  • The 100 Questions

    The 100 Questions Migration Data Agenda

    To make sense of the disparate issues related to a domain such as migration, The GovLab’s 100 Questions methodology (detailed in full in Addendum I) begins with a topic mapping. This exercise, itself a product of The GovLab’s R-Search methodology, relies on desk research...

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  • BD4M

    The Big Data for Migration Alliance Joint Concept Note

    In November 2017, the European Commission’s Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) and IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) co-organized the expert workshop Big Data and alternative data sources on migration: from case-studies to policy support in...

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  • PLOS ONE Peer - Reviewed Research Article

    Monitoring of the Venezuelan exodus through Facebook’s advertising platform

    Abstract: "Venezuela is going through the worst economical, political and social crisis in its modern history. Basic products like food or medicine are scarce and hyperinflation is combined with economic depression. This situation is creating an unprecedented refugee and migrant...

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    Big Data and alternative sources on migration: From case-studies to policy support

    Over the past few years, migration has risen as one of the most challenging issues confronting policymakers around the world. This has been particularly true for countries in the Global South grappling with displacement caused by natural disasters, violence and human rights...

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  • Migration Policy Practice

    Can Big Data help us achieve a "migration data revolution"?

    "Big Data" is generated every time we send a text message, make a mobile phone call, run an Internet search, transfer money online or interact on social media. This article looks at the potential of using such data to improve data on migration at a time when there are growing...

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  • Big Data and Migration

    Data Bulletin: Informing a Global Compact for Migration

    What is the potential of new data sources, such as mobile phones, social media and satellite imagery, to improve understanding of international migration and human mobility? How could data from these sources complement data from traditional sources, such as national population...

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  • IOM Migration Data Strategy

    Informing Policy and Action on Migration, Mobility and Displacement 2020 | 2025

    IOM has developed a comprehensive strategy – the Migration Data Strategy – to frame, focus and further amplify its existing robust engagement on the issue of data. A key IOM goal is to improve the evidence base for good migration governance in support of sustainable development,...

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  • PLOS ONE Peer-Reviewed Research Article

    Quantifying international human mobility patterns using Facebook Network data

    Quantifying global international mobility patterns can improve migration governance. Despite decades of calls by the international community to improve international migration statistics, the availability of timely and disaggregated data about long-term and short-term migration...

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  • EPJ Data Science Journal Article

    Dissecting global air traffic data to discern different types and trends of transnational human mobility

    Human mobility across national borders is a key phenomenon of our time. At the global scale, however, we still know relatively little about the structure and nature of such transnational movements. This study uses a large dataset on monthly air passenger traffic between 239...

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  • JRC Science for Policy Report

    Towards an EU Policy on Migration Data

    Improvements to the EU migration data landscape

    Adequate data is key for evidence-informed policymaking. This report describes the initiative coordinated by the KCMD that has brought together relevant EU policy officers (from Commission DGs and services, and EU Agencies) to discuss the current state of migration data for EU...

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  • Safety Science Journal Article

    Estimating and projecting air passenger traffic during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and its socio-economic impact

    Due to the coronavirus global crisis, most countries have put in place restrictive measures in order to confine the pandemia and contain the number of casualties. Among the restrictive measures, air traffic suspension is certainly quite effective in reducing the mobility on the...

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  • Safety Science Journal Article

    Measuring the impact of COVID-19 confinement measures on human mobility using mobile positioning data. A European regional analysis

    This work presents a mobility indicator derived from fully anonymised and aggregated mobile positioning data. Even though the indicator does not provide information about the behaviour of individuals, it captures valuable insights into the mobility patterns of the population in...

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  • Nonlinear Dynamics Journal Article

    Human mobility and COVID-19 initial dynamics

    Countries in Europe took different mobility containment measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. The European Commission asked mobile network operators to share on a voluntarily basis anonymised and aggregate mobile data to improve the quality of modelling and forecasting for the...

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  • JRC Technical Report

    Mapping Mobility Functional Areas (MFA) by using Mobile Positioning Data to Inform COVID-19 Policies

    A European Regional Analysis

    This work introduces the concept of data-driven Mobility Functional Areas (MFAs) as geographic zones with high degree of intra-mobility exchanges. Such information, calculated at European regional scale thanks to mobile data, can be useful to inform targeted reescalation policy...

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  • Migration Data Portal

    Data Innovation Directory

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  • Migration Data Portal: Immigration & emigration statistics

    Big data, migration and human mobility

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  • The 100 Questions

    Migration

    Completed

    Mapping the most pressing, high-impact migrationquestions that could be answered if relevant datasets were leveraged in a responsible manner.

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  • Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) Data Portal

    Dynamic Data Hub

    The Dynamic Data Hub gives direct access to single datasets to visualise migration and demography data and trends.

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  • Migration Data Portal

    The Portal aims to serve as a unique access point to timely, comprehensive migration statistics and reliable information about migration data globally.

    The Portal aims to serve as a unique access point to timely, comprehensive migration statistics and reliable information about migration data globally. The site is designed to help policy makers, nati

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