Improving the Governance of the Migration Sector Through the Use of Evidence Based Instruments

IOM aims to improve the governance of migration through the use of evidence-based instruments. The Migration Data and Policy Management team are working towards developing a common framework which will guide migration data management and a methodology for incorporating migration data into other household surveys which are carried out in the Nigeria.IOM has proposed capacity building activities and provision of equipment which will enhance the ability of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the National Population Commission (NPopC) to generate up-to-date migration data.

IOM currently supports the National Commission for Refugees (NCFR) in areas including: advocacy for the formal adoption of the National Policy on Migration and capacity building and it is anticipated that the NCFR with support from IOM will be capable of coordinating the updating of the Nigerian Migration Profile which was elaborated in 2009.