In modern society, there is a need for timely and accurate data on migration which cannot be ensured solely by traditional data sources. MPD can be considered as an alternative data source that could fill these gaps. Nevertheless, it cannot be a substitution for the traditional ones.
This Handbook presents the key steps for assessing internal and international migration using MPD, including methodological aspects and data quality issues. MPD suggests alternative solutions for producing migration statistics. However, establishing sustainable and secure data access remains difficult.