This project was a collaborative effort between the Irregular Migration Research Unit of the Government of Australia’s Department of Immigration, the IOM, and Maastricht University. It was innovative in bridging the divide between research and policy to regularly have discussions regarding methodology, field challenges and results, while maintaining the independence of the research.
The research had three objectives of: 1) Understanding the decision to return 2) Developing a method to define and measure sustainable return 3) Examining the factors that determine sustainable return
This was achieved through the collection of 273 semi-structured interviews with migrants in Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Greece, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.
Further Information and Full Report Available at: http://www.merit.unu.edu/return-and-reintegration-of-migrants-iom-report-launch/
Funder: Commissioned by Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Irregular Migration Research Programme.
Video Credits: Howard Hudson, UNU-Merit.