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.