How Migration Governance Indicators Contribute to SDG Monitoring


The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) takes place today, 17 of July, where Governments will present the outcomes of Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) assessments. MGI is a tool that enables Member States to assess their migration policies. The MGI is a set of 90 different indicators, ranging between labour, health, border management, disaster risk reduction, to mention a few. 50 governments and three cities have thus far used the MGI to review their migration policies, identify good practices and gaps, and to set priorities for the future. For governments, it is a versatile tool that can be used for many purposes, including to evaluate migration policies, as a basis for new evidence-based policies, to form a baseline to track progress on their national and international commitments, and to assess common and pressing challenges with neighboring countries. This meeting will provide participants a forum to draw on progress towards migration-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on MGI profiles and will identify key gaps in legislative and policy frameworks.

You can read more about the event here and you can find more information on the Migration Governance Indicators here