The final outcome document of the Global Compact for Migration calls for developing evidence-based migration policies and discourses. The importance of data for well-informed policy making is also emphasised. The compact follows a comprehensive approach in order to optimise the benefits of migration and address challenges. Different languages, legal systems and levels of technological and socio-economic development between African countries could pose a challenge for building shared data and information systems.
About the author
Tsion Tadesse Abebe is a senior researcher in the ISS Migration Programme. Her research focuses on international and regional migration, forced displacement policy and the dynamics of intra-African migration. Tsion has an Master’s degree in gender and peacebuilding from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) and a certificate in international labour migration from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
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