Migration Policy and Data

IOM works at a multilateral level to shape a common platform for cooperation among partners to address migration challenges. To improve inter-agency cooperation and harmonize efforts of agencies working on different aspects of migration, IOM supported the establishment of the National Coordination Mechanism on Migration (NCM), which is led by the Office of the Prime Minister.

IOM supported a technical assessment of the capacity of the National Citizenship and Immigration Board (NCIB) to fulfill the board’s key migration functions, including the status of present legislation.

IOM also provided technical assistance for drafting the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Bill and the National Migration Policy and Migration Profile.

At the same time, in line with Sustainable Development Goal 17 and Objective 1 of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, IOM supports Uganda in its efforts to collect and utilize accurate and disaggregated data as a basis for evidence-based policies for better management of migration.  The year 2019 saw the launch of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)  and Flow Monitoring (FM) activities in Uganda for the first time.