International migration policies and data

Monitoring migration


Key publication on monitoring migration: International Migration Outlook


This International Migration Outlook, the 42nd report of the OECD’s Continuous Reporting System on Migration, is divided into five chapters plus a statistical annex.

Chapter 1 provides a broad overview of recent trends in international migration flows and policies.

Chapter 2 takes an in-depth look at the employment situation of immigrants and highlights major changes in policies that support the integration of immigrants and their children.

Chapter 3 examines the labour market impact of recent refugee inflows to European countries, drawing lessons from past experience and looking beyond the most recent developments to account for the ongoing process of refugee labour market entry.

Chapter 4 focuses on the issue of illegal employment of foreign workers, looking at the various forms of irregularities and infractions that it may entail, as well as its relationship to informal employment.

Chapter 5 presents succinct country-specific notes and statistics on developments in international migration movements and policies in OECD countries in recent years.

The Statistical Annex includes a broad selection of recent and historical statistics on immigrant flows; asylum requests; foreign and foreign-born populations; and naturalisations.

Data on monitoring migration

Provides tables with recent annual series on migration flows and stocks and acquisition of nationality by gender and country of birth or citizenship in OECD countries.

Provides comprehensive and comparative information on a broad range of demographic and labour market characteristics of immigrants living in OECD countries. A version including non-OECD destinations (DIOC extended) is also available. The data are based on population censuses in the destination countries.


Joint ADBI-OECD-ILO publications on labour migration in Asia:



MONITORING OF humanitarian migrants



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