Research and surveys

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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