New Movement Report and Scorecards


In 2016, the MADE civil society network published the first edition of the Movement Report, providing an assessment of progress on civil society’s 5-year 8-point Plan of Action in its first two years, i.e. from the 2013 UN High Level Dialogue through September 2015. Building on the input of civil society actors, MADE has now published a second edition of the Movement Report, providing a commentary on further progress through the Plan’s third year, from October 2015 through December 2016.

The new Report is based on written input from 600 representatives of civil society active in migration and development around the world, as well as twenty in-depth interviews with civil society actors actively engaged at the regional and global level.

As a response to the question on how civil society can better define and measure progress in achieving the objectives of the Plan of Action, a new feature was developed for this edition of the Movement Report - a set of nine draft Scorecards that civil society can refine and use to systematically measure progress (or stasis) at national levels on each of the eight points of the Plan of Action, as well as the more recently added ninth point on xenophobia. 

The next step for these Scorecards is to review them, beginning at the GFMD in Berlin, before piloting them with national civil society focal points through 2017.

What is the aim of the Movement Report’s Scorecards?

  • To provide concrete examples of policies and practices that succeed or fail, from different contexts.
  • To provide tools that are process-oriented and qualitative.
  • To pick up on the areas that are not covered by the SDGs or other relevant processes.
  • To focus on outcomes without being overly concerned with attribution.
  • To gather meaningful data that can be used in global advocacy efforts, for example, towards the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
  • To be selective in what we seek to track, and be explicit in what we would like to see governments tracking.
  • To be flexible in allowing civil society to adjust strategies based on how things are changing at the political level.
  • To measure how specific issues at national levels are taken up in global policy.

MOVEMENT - A Global Civil Society Report on Progress and Impact for Migrants' Rights and Development (2nd edition, March 2017), EnglishSpanish and French