To ensure evidence-based policy and programming, Flow Monitoring Points were set up under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative which collect and analyse data on migrant movements and profiles along the main migration routes in Africa.
The purpose of Flow Monitoring is to provide regularly updated information on the scale and profiles of population movements through specific locations. The information and analysis provided through the flow monitoring methodology also helps to better understand and define shortcomings and priorities in the provision of assistance along migratory routes.
Monitoring population movements allows for a better understanding of intentions, trends, routes, risks along migration routes as well as demographic and socio-economic profiles of migrants. It serves as a common source of data contributing to informed policymaking by authorities in countries of origin, transit and destination.
It also complements IOM’s efforts to address the operational challenges of migration management, and contribute to advancing the understanding of migration issues and upholding the human dignity and well-being of migrants.
The latest Flow Monitoring Reports are available here.