Ongoing Data Collection and Management projects – Regulating Migration
Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in Hungary
Geographical coverage: Greece, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Italy.
Duration: February 2017 – 31 August 2018
Donor: Department for International Development of the United Kingdom
Summary: IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is a system that is designed to regularly and systematically capture, process and disseminate information to provide better understanding of the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations, whether on site or en route. In order to gather and disseminate information about the migrant populations moving through the Mediterranean, up the Western Balkan Route and through the Northern Route into Europe, in September 2015 DTM established a Flow Monitoring System. This system includes the bi-weekly Flows Compilation Report, which provides an overview of migration flows in countries of first arrival and other countries along the route in Europe, and analysis of trends across the affected region. The data on registered arrivals is collated by IOM through consultations with ministries of interior, coast guards, police forces, and other relevant national authorities. The system also involves flow monitoring surveys to capture additional and more in-depth data on people on the move, including age, sex, areas of origin, levels of education, key transit points on their route, motives, and intentions. The analysis of collected data is available on the IOM Mediterranean portal. The latest “Analysis: Flow Monitoring Surveys in the Mediterranean and Beyond” reports can be found at MIGRATION.IOM.INT.