Migrant/refugee survey, Quantitative data collection

Marco Zupi
financed by the World Bank

It is a thorough survey based on 3000 interviews to asylum seekers whom have stayed for at least 2 months in the reception centres of 4 regions (Lombardy, Latium, Sicily and Apulia) and selected through sampling to statistically represent 9 nationalities (Somalia, Sudan, Gambia, Eritrea, ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal) and both genders.

The survey has been carried out by administering a very detailed and in-depth questionnaire, aimed at gathering information on the migratory phenomenon toward Italy (differentiating between those who have only gone through Libya and those who were actually residing there but were forced to leave due to the last few years events) and means and conditions of travel. The conditions of the place of origins were also analysed to better understand the relations between families and areas with a strong migration within the country of origin.

The interviews have been conducted by qualified teams of data collectors using the CAPI methodology to collect data useful to orient the choice of national and international authorities in terms of migratory policies.

It is the first survey of its kind, realized by Italy, it will be replicated by the World Bank in Greece.