This function contributes to a better understanding and developing of a common approach to the migration phenomena along these migration routes through:

  • The collection and compilation of relevant data amongst concerned governments, United Nations agencies and inter-governmental and civil society organizations
  • The production of regular newsletters and fact sheets
  • The undertaking of innovative research
  • The promotion of research and information management among migration and refugee policy makers in the region
  • The organization and facilitation of (regular) inter-regional and inter-governmental dialogue.