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EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub launches the Sustainable Reintegration Knowledge Bites Series

Returnee working on the field, Ethiopia © IOM 2020
Returnee working on the field, Ethiopia © IOM 2020

The EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub has just released the first issue of the Sustainable Reintegration Knowledge Bites Series. Click here to read it.

The Sustainable Reintegration Knowledge Bites Series aims to present findings pertaining to sustainable reintegration outcomes emerging from analyses based on the Reintegration Sustainability Survey (RSS) data and other related monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data available. The data has been collected in the framework of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative and other EU-IOM Actions supporting migrant protection and sustainable reintegration. This series is designed to bring such findings to the attention of reintegration practitioners and policy-makers worldwide, as well as to inform and disseminate good practices, lessons learned and recommendations.

This first Knowledge Bite focuses on a high-level analysis of the RSS data collected in the framework of the various EU-IOM Actions and centrally available with the scope of defining some of the factors affecting sustainable reintegration outcomes and providing insights as to the reasons behind these.

The main results suggest that returnees benefiting from economic reintegration activities have on average higher sustainable reintegration scores across dimensions, compared to returnees not benefiting from them. Similarly, results suggest that benefiting from more than one reintegration activity does not necessarily translate into higher sustainable reintegration outcomes.  Finally, the results showcase the importance played by context-specific and structural factors on the sustainable reintegration of returnees in the country of origin, highlighting the relevance of a context-specific approach to sustainable reintegration. Together, these results set the ground for more in-depth and fine-grained analyses of sustainable reintegration outcomes, which will be in the scope of future Knowledge Bites that will follow as part of this series.

The development and production of this series is supported by the EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub (KMH), which was established in September 2017 under the EU-funded Pilot Action on Voluntary Return and Sustainable, Community-Based Reintegration in Southern Africa. The KMH aims at supporting the implementation of the EU-IOM Actions addressing migrant protection and sustainable reintegration in Africa and Asia by ensuring coherent voluntary return and reintegration approaches, harmonising M&E activities, setting up knowledge management tools, and producing knowledge products.

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