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This brief is inspired by sustained attention to the idea that some migration occurs because migrants benefit from the welfare state without contributing to it. The idea reflects and reinforces a distinction between desirable migrants, who make economic contributions to the host state, and undesirable migrants who do not, such as asylum-seekers, labor migrants who have not managed to …

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Seefar is conducting quantitative research in East Asia to understand and reduce the prevalence and impact of modern slavery among migrant domestic workers, made possible by a grant from the Macquarie Group Foundation. There is a broad and diverse range of issues associated with modern slavery and migrant exploitation and marginalisation in East Asia and Southeast Asia. Geographically, the programme …

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Improving cooperation between Lebanon‘s communities and their security services is a big challenge, but critical to strengthening the rule of law in Lebanon. Seefar feels privileged to have the opportunity to provide a contribution to the monitoring and evaluation efforts of Search for Common Ground in their work supporting the Internal Security Forces and the people of Beirut to find …

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In the literature and policy-making on migration and development, migrants are increasingly recognized as transnational actors who can make contributions to their countries of origin from the country of settlement. With this recognition, many aid agencies, including EU member states have become to increase diaspora engagement in development programs. In this process, however, the challenge they face …

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A perennial challenge when analyzing drug trafficking is that the most common reliable data comes from ventures that have failed, i.e. when arrests have occurred or contraband has been seized. There are thousands of drug seizure reports a year, but the question is: what can seizures tell you about the underlying trade? If there is …

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Much of Southeast Asia’s ‘territory’ is in fact water, with around 80% of the region being sea or coastal waters. The countries of the region have recognized the importance of managing marine resources and migration through territorial waters and in the high seas, for economic and security reasons. Maritime security is critical to Southeast Asia’s economic development, …

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Seefar is supporting The Asia Foundation in implementing PNPM Peduli, Indonesia‘s national development program focused on addressing social inclusion. Our job is to provide the monitoring, evaluation and learning team, as well as to design and maintain the management information system (MIS) that will coordinate and monitor action among the 70+ NGOs participating. PNPM Peduli works with six diverse groups: vulnerable …

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Recent decades have seen some successes in combating sex crimes against children in Southeast Asia, but the problem clearly continues. The sexual exploitation of children is a crime exposing a lack of protection for some of the most vulnerable members of society. Seefar has been analyzing current threats in this domain and developing plans in response. …

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Seefar had the privilege of travelling to Georgia as part of the HERA (Her Equality, Rights and Autonomy) International Grants Programme team for 2014. HERA is a UK-based charity that works to prevent trafficking by empowering women to become economically independent through a number of programs, one being the annual International Grants Competition, which awards small grants …

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