Eastern Asia

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 »

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 »

PNPM Peduli is Indonesia’s national development program focused on addressing social exclusion. Run in a pilot phase over recent years by the World Bank, in 2014 Peduli will transition to management by The Asia Foundation, in close cooperation with Indonesia’s Kemenko Kesra or Coordinating Ministry of Welfare (in November 2014 changed to Kemenko PMK or Coordinating Ministry for Human …

Supporting The Asia Foundation and PNPM Peduli in Indonesia Read More »

Seefar is excited to be working with Social Science Dimensions on an evaluation of the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC). Indonesian and Australian inspiration to create JCLEC grew out of the Bali bombings in 2002, which demonstrated a shared threat and showcased a positive experience of cooperation in response. Established in 2004, JCLEC is approaching its 10th …

Evaluating the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation 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 »

The current coronavirus pandemic has brought far-reaching consequences to communities across the globe: pushing health systems to their limits, isolating vulnerable individuals and worsening pre-existing inequalities.  Seefar works with severely affected communities in East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, West Africa, the Sahel, and Europe, delivering communication campaigns to people …

Emerging Needs & Limitations: Adapting migration communication campaigns during the coronavirus pandemic Read More »

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