Program design

Aid has increasingly been viewed as a tool to reduce migration. Few studies have actually investigated these assumptions. Seefar conducted research to explore how development programs influence the migration intentions of Afghan potential migrants. This pilot research, entitled “Alternatives to irregular migration: how aid affects choices among Afghan potential migrants”, comes at a time when large amounts of development …

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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 …

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Following a series of changes in the political, development and economic sphere in Afghanistan, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) identified a need to review their Afghanistan Country Programme 2014-2017. Seefar played a supporting role during the formulation of the Country Programme and we are excited to conduct a review of the ongoing relevance and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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