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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 …

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 »

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 …

Women’s Empowerment in Georgia: Financial Inclusion from Below Read More »

Approaches to effective security are increasingly involving communities and civil society in law enforcement. Saferworld’s EU funded project in Central Asia made great contributions with a focus on this approach. Seefar jumped at the chance to work with Saferworld and to evaluate the project. The project has aimed to democratize police and security issues through supporting civil society engagement …

Evaluating Saferworld’s EU Funded Project in Central Asia Read More »

Good migration policy for destination countries certainly requires an understanding of domestic needs, but it also depends on the harder challenge of understanding the perspectives and practices of migrants. As Europe struggles to deal with tens of thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean by boat, the Migration Policy Institute has asked Seefar to contribute experience and insights …

What Happens Before Migrants Get on Boats to Europe? Read More »

The year 2014 has been the subject of a lot of commentary and expectation in Afghanistan and in the development community interested in Afghanistan. Now that the year is here, life goes on and preparations need to be made for continuing support to the country and its people with a much-reduced foreign military presence. As a small contribution …

Designing Development Assistance for Afghanistan Beyond 2014 Read More »

Humanity’s tragedy in Syria, the humanitarian burden on Syria’s neighbors and human smuggling across the Mediterranean towards Europe represent physical, social and conceptual links in a chain of displacement. The last four years of Syria’s conflict have resulted in more refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) than comparable countries have experienced on comparable timelines. By …

Syrian Refugees: A Rare Intensity of Displacement Read More »

Social Exclusion – An Introduction The purpose of development in a society is to improve the quality of life of its people. This is confirmed by some of the main ways used to measure development, for example the UNDP Human Development Index, which was created to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria …

Towards Inclusion: Reflecting on the Elements of Social Exclusion Read More »

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