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Arabic- Enhancing migration data and evidence-based policy making in Africa: recent initiatives and next steps

Accurate, reliable and timely data that are disaggregated by sex, age, migration status, and other characteristics are vital for informed public discourse on migration and the formulation of evidence-based and migrant inclusive policies. Data is also necessary to monitor progress towards the achievement of the GCM objectives on the continent, and of the migration related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its imperative of leaving no one behind.