Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Indicator 10.7.2: Number of countries that have implemented well-managed migration policies

Number of countries that have implemented well-managed migration policies

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Date of national source publication
Method of computation The International Migration Policy Index would track development and identify gaps through aggregation of reporting on migration policies relevant for the SDG framework. The aggregation of constituent items of "well-managed migration policies" will be based on existing regional and thematic migration policy indexes and state of the art methodology on conceptualizing and measuring migration policies (Bjerre et. al 2015). Current work points toward the index tracking status regarding the following migration policy strands: Promoting and protecting the human rights of migrants Supporting socio-economic outcome Supporting regulated mobility Mobility dimensions of crisis Partnerships and cooperation Computation would be based on a three-tier-scale, e.g. 100 = comprehensive; 50 = elaborated; 0 = basic level of implementation; or 100 = 100%-90%; 50 = 89%-40%; 0 = 39% and below for proportion of coverage etc.
Scheduled update by national source
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Scheduled update by SDG team

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Number of countries that have implemented well-managed migration policies
Target name Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.
Global indicator description
UN designated tier 3
UN custodial agency DESA Population Division, IOM (Partnering Agencies: World Bank, Global Migration Group, UNHCR, UNODC)
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Agency Survey Dataset
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