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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 …

Migration Research: Modern Slavery in Southeast Asia Read More »

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 …

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Rule of Law in Lebanon Read More »

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 …

Diaspora Engagement in Development – the Role of Refugees Read More »

We’re excited to see that Denmark has approved and launched its new Country Programme for Afghanistan, 2015-2017. Seefar played a supporting role among many other experts during the formulation of the Country Programme, first being asked to provide quality assurance of the draft program, then to finalize it in preparation for seeking approval from the Danida Grant …

Denmark Launches the new Afghanistan Country Programme Read More »

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 …

6 Ideas for Interpreting Drug Seizure Data Read More »

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, …

Migrant Smuggling by Sea in East Asia Read More »

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 …

Theories of Change for Social Inclusion in Indonesia Read More »

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. …

Understanding and Responding to Child Exploitation in East Asia Read More »

For decades, Somalia has been one of the world’s most fragile countries. However, in recent years it has been emerging from more than 20 years of conflict and humanitarian disasters towards a more stable, peaceful and increasingly democratic state. Denmark’s activities in Somalia have aimed to support different aspects of this transition. Seefar is pleased to be a …

Designing the 2015-2018 Somalia Country Programme Read More »

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