Migration Policy Practice
Can Big Data help us achieve a "migration data revolution"?
Posted on 21st of July 2021 by Marzia Rango, Frank Laczko
"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 calls to improve the migration evidence base. To what extent can such new data sources provide policymakers with more timely and comparable data on migration?