Program design

Seefar is a social enterprise, which means we use the flexibility, speed and entrepreneurialism of a corporate structure to help vulnerable people build a better future. This means that Seefar reinvests our working capital into projects and initiatives to improve the lives of the most vulnerable. Our program for migration, displaced people, human trafficking and modern slavery is currently developing initiatives to address …

Skunk Works: Finding ways to solve the big issues of Migration Read More »

For Seefar, designing programs around low-skilled labour migration is a great opportunity to improve life for poor people. We are working with first time migrant domestic workers in Indonesia to ensure that they are able to better protect themselves from current exploitative industry practices. This will mean that they can benefit more from their employment abroad. However, the markets for this …

Helping migrant domestic workers in Indonesia benefit more from their Employment Read More »

Migration issues have traditionally travelled in exile around the core development agenda. People moving to seek refuge or a better job have been seen as a consequence of development trends, rather than a primary target for development programming itself. With migration and asylum issues more prominent on the global agenda, governments are demanding the development industry address …

Why Migration Issues are Difficult for Aid Agencies Read More »

Field research is not easy or cheap – especially in tough environments. Establishing a realisticestimate of survey costs is an essential first step towards an ambitious, winning research proposal and effective project planning. For researchers who specialise in issues endemic to sensitive and sometimes dangerous contexts, it can be easy to dismiss data collection in …

Survey Cost Calculator: a new tool to expand research horizons Read More »

Africa’s Sahel region has faced many challenges in the recent years, although the various crises have been overshadowed by situations in Libya and the Middle East. Denmark’s engagement in the region has been longstanding, with recent years including a Peace and Stabilisation Program, focused on Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. Seefar has been supporting Denmark to update the …

Peace and Stability: Programme Design and Management in the Sahel Read More »

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 »

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