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The Database of International Statistical Activities (DISA) lists the activities of over 30 statistical organizations active in the UNECE region. Updated every year, DISA is a coherent catalogue of planned work in international statistics over the coming year.  

International Migration

Purpose

To produce consistent and annual international migration data for OECD member countries and some non-member countries and ensure methodological soundness and comparability of international migration data.

Objectives and outputs

Updating and extending the International Migration Database available via OECD.Stat and publishing an extensive statistical annex in the annual report "International Migration Outlook" (IMO), which contains the most recent available data on migration flows, foreign and immigrant populations, foreign workers, and naturalisations.

Producing and improving standardised long-term and temporary inflows series (see IMO publication).

Updating the Database on Immigrants in OECD Countries (DIOC) for the years 2005/06.

Extension of the existing Database on Immigrants in OECD Countries (DIOC) to more than 90 countries of destination. The current version of DIOC-E (release 2.0) covers information on 31 OECD and 58 non-OECD destination countries, including country of birth, sex, educational attainment level, age, labour force status and occupation. Dissemination of DIOC-E (release 2.0) and publication of the OECD Working Paper "International Migrants in Developed, Emerging and Developing Countries: An Extended Profile" (see www.oecd.org/migration/dioc/extended).

Developing a dataset on integration of immigrants and their offspring.

Non-member countries involved in the activity:

Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, Georgia, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mongolia, Other, Peru, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Databases

Migration Statistics

Main Developments for 2011

General aspects:

A large number of tables will be added to the International Migration Database available via OECD.Stat (harmonised flows of permanent and temporary migrants by category of entry; labour market outcomes of native- and foreign-born populations).

At least 10 additional non-OECD countries will be included in a third release of DIOC-E in 2011.

Release of the update of DIOC for the years 2005/06 is scheduled for January 2011.

Indicators on integration of immigrants and their offspring will be developed.

Data collection:

Extension of the geographical coverage (incl. non-OECD countries not listed above).

Dissemination of data from the update of DIOC for the year 2005/06

A large set of tables will be added to the dataset (flows of permanent and temporary migrants by category of entry; Labour market outcomes of native- and foreign-born populations).

Gender mainstreaming: Extension of the IMO database to data on flows of immigrant women.

Data management:
As regards to the OECD Database on International Migration, all the metadata have been centrally stored in MetaStore.

Population Projections

Purpose

Maintain a population projections database to achieve transparency in the use of population projections within OECD.

Objectives and outputs

Creation of the database populated with ELS data.

Non-member countries involved in the activity:

Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, World

Databases

MEI SQL

Main Developments for 2011

General aspects:

Update the database with UN revised data for the non member countries data and national statistical sites for members countries data.