Methodology

Data Inventory: Making Data Work for Children on the Move

Date Published

May 7, 2020

Authors

Jennifer Turner, Bryan Burgess

Publisher

Citation

Turner, Jennifer and Bryan Burgess. (2020). Data Inventory: Making Data Work for Children on the Move. Williamsburg, VA. AidData at William & Mary.

Announcement

Children are on the move today in increasing numbers. Some are displaced by violence and conflict, while others migrate on their own or with their families in search of better opportunities Decision makers are not well positioned to target resources and design policies in ways that are responsive to what this vulnerable population needs because of persistent data gaps. Governments and implementing partners often lack basic statistics about where children on the move came from and where they live now, their sex and age, not to mention information on what they need or how effectively current programs are reaching them. Although there are few data sources that explicitly or exclusively track this population, this data inventory examines whether and how decision makers might draw relevant insights on COTM from broader censuses, household surveys, and administrative data which are being adapted to better include people on the move, as well as new sources of data which may provide more timely and targeted information.

Jennifer Turner
Policy Analysis

Jennifer Turner

Senior Program Manager

Bryan Burgess
Policy Analysis

Bryan Burgess

Junior Program Manager

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