IOM organized consultations for the national partners on migration meta-data and governments needs to develop methodological materials on migration data collection and analysis
20 May 2022
- International Organization for Migration (IOM) – the UN Migration Agency, Mission to Turkmenistan in partnership with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and State Migration Service of Turkmenistan organized consultations for the national partners on migration meta-data and governments needs to develop methodological materials on migration data collection and analysis within the framework of the project "Building national capacity to collect, analyze and use migration statistics for the national development plans in Turkmenistan”, funded by the IOM Development Fund (IDF).
Objective of this activity was to strengthen migration governance by the Government of Turkmenistan through evidence-based policy making. The activity would contribute to the development of evidence-based and robust national development plans that count migration as an important factor. The workshop brought together representatives from the Ministries and departments of the Government of Turkmenistan which are collecting data on migration including the State Migration Service, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, State Committee on Statistics, Ministry of Education, Institute of State, Law and Democracy, and Parliament (Mejlis). The seminar featured presentations by international experts on research, data and social statistics from the Russian Federation and Poland and IOM consultants on migration methodologies.
The meeting began with welcoming remarks by Mr Azat Atajanov, the Head of IOM mission in Turkmenistan: «The area of data collection and analysis improves the evidence base for migration management», IOM consultant Viktoriya Ledeneva continued that: «Data is key to inform migration governance, improve programming and promote a better public understanding of migration.»