Our Research

Read our results from donor-funded and in-house research and development projects. Seefar’s research aims to understand the best responses to challenges that impact vulnerable people. Below are some of our research publications. Not all of our research is published, but you can request unpublished reports and a briefing on any of our research reports here.

Between a global pandemic and fierce industry competition, many Engineering & Construction businesses are facing difficult decisions ahead that will deeply impact their migrant workforce. A research study from Seefar’s specialist recruiter The Ethical Recruitment Agency (TERA) lays out how companies can better support migrant workers while also improving their business outputs and productivity. COVID-19 …

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Seefar’s past research as part of the IMREF consortium has shown that a lack of trust in humanitarian organisations affects migrants’ willingness to seek available assistance. However, evidence on the factors shaping migrants’ trust in humanitarian actors and how organisations can effectively mitigate this access barrier is limited. This study therefore provides an improved understanding …

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Les recherches menées par Seefar dans le cadre du consortium IMREF ont montré que le manque de confiance dans les organisations humanitaires affecte la volonté des migrants de rechercher l’aide disponible. Cependant, les preuves sur les facteurs qui façonnent la confiance des migrants dans les acteurs humanitaires et sur la façon dont les organisations peuvent …

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Our latest report on the effects of COVID-19 on migration looks at how the global pandemic is changing attitudes and behaviours of potential migrants in Edo State, Nigeria – and what these changes mean for supporting them in their migration decision-making and reducing their vulnerability to human trafficking. After exploring the impact of COVID-19 on …

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Gaps in knowledge and risk perception on the child trafficking (CT) and commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) are among some of the key drivers for continued exploitation of children in West Bengal, India, a new study shows.  The study, “Understanding Child Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in West Bengal India”, was commissioned …

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Cette étude examine les relations entre les communautés locales et les migrants en transit à Agadez, au Niger et à Gao, au Mali. Agadez et Gao sont deux importants centres de transit migratoire au Sahel, où l’ampleur de la programmation en matière de développement et d’aide humanitaire a considérablement augmenté au cours des cinq dernières …

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This study examines the relations between local communities and transit migrants in Agadez, Niger and Gao, Mali. Agadez and Gao are two important migration transit hubs in the Sahel where the scale of development and humanitarian programming has increased significantly in the past five years. Findings draw on a desk review of 58 sources, semi-structured …

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This paper demonstrates the power of a country’s brand name in attracting and repelling people considering irregular migration – a dynamic we label your “brand impact”. Four out of five European countries show a clear positive or negative effect in a test designed to isolate the influence of the country’s name. For countries engaged in …

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Les personnes qui voyagent d’Afrique de l’Ouest vers l’Afrique du Nord sont vulnérables aux abus sur la route,. Pourtant, les parties prenantes s’accordent à dire qu’assister ces  migrants en transit est particulièrement difficile car  ils font face à des défis spécifiques qui diffèrent des autres contextes de déplacement humanitaire. Cette étude examine les vulnérabilités des …

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