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Evaluation of Refugee and Host Community Protection Programming in Cox Bazaar

Evaluation of Refugee and Host Community Protection Programming in Cox Bazaar

DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, BANGLADESH

With funding from ECHO, DRC worked to support general protection, protection specifically related to gender-based violence, advocacy and coordination in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Both host community and refugee camps were targeted, with a range of community based programming activities.

Meraki Labs conducted an end-line evaluation including conducting key informant interviews with staff and stakeholders as well as focus group discussions with beneficiaries. The project was evaluated along OECD criteria, and the team was supported in identifying strengths, weaknesses, and learning from the evaluation.

Design and Implementation of Innovative Program to Support Migrant Digital Literacy

Design and Implementation of Innovative Program to Support Migrant Digital Literacy

TERRE DES HOMME, DJIBOUTI

Approximately 70,000 migrants pass through Djibouti on the road from the Horn of Africa to Gulf countries. Most are youth; many have limited education and limited opportunities to engage with their local communities.

Meraki Labs supported Terre des Hommes and IOM in establishing a digital fabrication laboratory in Djiboutiville, ensuring that young migrants engaged with the lab, and ensuring that young migrants gained digital skills through the intervention.

Mixed Migration Consortium Monitoring and Evaluation System

Mixed Migration Consortium Monitoring and Evaluation System

by Administrator

DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, ETHIOPIA

The Ethiopia Migration Programme is a consortium in which five agencies implement programs across at least 3 regions in Ethiopia, targeting over one million people.

Meraki Labs supported the EMP in translating project objectives and indicators into an M&E framework, and identifying the structures required to roll out this framework effectively across all organizations.

Protection Risks and Human Smuggling on the Eastern Migration Route

Protection Risks and Human Smuggling on the Eastern Migration Route

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION, YEMEN

Close to 150,000 migrants move from the Horn of Africa through Yemen to Gulf countries. Many migrants on this route face life threatening protection risks ranging from starvation to abduction by smugglers. However the ongoing civil war in Yemen has left limited space for humanitarian agencies to meet the needs of migrants given the scale of the humanitarian crisis within Yemeni communities.

Meraki Labs conducted research intended to support IOM in identifying major protection risks facing migrants, as well as coping mechanisms that migrants have adopted over time. Meraki Labs provided programming recommendations that account for the fragility of the context and the vulnerability of the target population.

Protection risks facing migrants, refugees and returnees in Ethiopia

Protection risks facing migrants, refugees and returnees in Ethiopia

MIXED MIGRATION CENTRE, ETHIOPIA

The Ethiopia Migration Programme (EMP) is a GBP 21 million programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID), aiming to enhance the protective environment for migrants and would-be migrants whilst reducing unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia.

Meraki Labs designed and produced a mixed-methods protection analysis to determine the protection risks faced by migrants, would-be migrants, as well as camp and out-of-camp Somali and Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia considering onward movement. Meraki Labs provided programming recommendations aiming to strengthen the protective element of migration programming, focusing on harm reduction and integration services for returnees.

Mixed Migration Consortium Theory of Change

Mixed Migration Consortium Theory of Change

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DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, ETHIOPIA

The Ethiopia Migration Programme (EMP) is a GBP 21 million programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID), aiming to enhance the protective environment for migrants and would-be migrants whilst reducing unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia.

Meraki Labs worked with the consortium to analyse the strengths and weaknesses in the Theory of Change and propose revisions and refinements which could increase the impact of the programming.

Global Strategy for Humanitarian Sector Prioritization, Selection, and Investment

Global Strategy for Humanitarian Sector Prioritization, Selection, and Investment

DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, Global

Danish Refugee Council has a presence in 40 countries, with a budget of approximately 400 million USD. The organisation uses a beneficiary-centred framework based on a holistic understanding of the stages of displacement that allows a flexible approach to individual country programmes. As a result, DRC works across 13 sectors humanitarian sectors.
Meraki Labs conducted a strategic evaluation of DRC's global level programming and supported the organisation in streamlining its programmatic approach. Meraki Labs conducted an in-depth analysis, engaged with senior management and developed a set of options for the global Senior Management Team.

Principled humanitarian assistance and non-State armed groups

Principled humanitarian assistance and non-State armed groups

Forced Migration Review, Online

 

The principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence are intended to enable, characterise and guide the delivery of humanitarian assistance. However, as conflicts grow more complex, interpretations of humanitarian principles are being questioned, particularly in areas under the control or influence of proscribed non-state armed groups (NSAGs). Delivery of aid in these areas may clash or be perceived to clash with principles of public accountability and transparency – principles which are paramount for many donor States.

   

Evaluation of ECHO Funded Multisectoral Project

Evaluation of ECHO Funded Multisectoral Project

DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, IRAQ

DRC Iraq provided multi-sectoral support in camp management, protection, shelter, WASH and livelihoods, across eleven governorates in Iraq, with support from ECHO.

Meraki Labs conducted an end-line evaluation including conducting key informant interviews with staff and stakeholders as well as focus group discussions with beneficiaries. The project was evaluated along OECD criteria, and the team was supported in identifying strengths, weaknesses, and learning from the evaluation.

“We are the ones they come to when nobody can help” Afghan smugglers’ perceptions of themselves and their communities

“We are the ones they come to when nobody can help” Afghan smugglers’ perceptions of themselves and their communities

International Organization for Migration, Migration Research Series No.56

 

Authored by Abdullah Mohammadi, Ruta Nimkar and Emily Savage, this publication in the Migration Research Series analyses the perceptions that Afghan smugglers have of themselves and of their relationships with their communities in Afghanistan. The paper is based on interviews with 23 smugglers in three sites in Afghanistan and considers community dynamics and low-level smugglers rather than high-level organizers of smuggling networks. It highlights that smuggling networks have a long-standing and respected place in Afghan culture. The paper also provides an analysis of factors that affect perceptions of and trust in smugglers among Afghan society. It concludes with some implications to support policy responses and programming concerning migrant smuggling and migration in Afghanistan.