This report provides an overview of migration levels and trends in Asia and the Pacific, and analyses the different inputs to and outputs from the 2021 Asia-Pacific Regional Review, with a view to identifying emergent opportunities for evidence-based regional and national implementation of the Global Compact for Migration in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The analytical part of the report is written with a focus on empiricism, that is, the critical importance of evidence-based initiatives to achieve the specific objectives of the Global Compact for Migration. The theme of capacity-building, informed by analysis, is threaded throughout both the discussion and interpretation of the results, as well as the recommendations that follow. The official report of the Asia-Pacific Regional Review, including its Chair’s Summary, are reproduced at the end.
This publication is the product of collaboration among ESCAP staff members and academics, building on the Asia-Pacific Migration Report 2020.