In order to improve assistance to stranded migrants and migrants in vulnerable situations and to support governments and international organizations in the definition of policies and programmes promoting safe, orderly and dignified migration, a better understanding of current migration dynamics is required.

Timely data on migration are often scarce, making it difficult for decision-makers to develop effective migration policies. Even when migration statistics exist, policymakers may not make full use of them, because data is often scattered between different stakeholders and between different countries.

How does the EU-IOM Joint Initiative support data management

1. Flow Monitoring
2. Collecting data on Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration
3. Regional Data Hub (Horn of Africa)