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Midline Assessment of an EU funded program, “Building Resilience in Crises through education”

Midline Assessment of an EU funded program, “Building Resilience in Crises through education”

Plan International & Relief International, Ethiopia & Somalia

 

 

Plan and Relief International are implementing a project funded by the eU to support education for displaced people and host communities in Gambella, ethiopia and Puntland, South Sudan. Meraki Labs conducted a midline evaluation for partners, comprising a review of performance against Oecd DAC critera, as well as a review of the research component implemented by the University of Sussex and local research partners. Qualitative data was collected and analysed; quantitative data provided by University of Sussex was cleaned and analysed for correlation. The project provided concrete suggestions for improving outcomes, notably around beneficiary feedback and accountability as well as gender and inclusion of marginalised groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Experiences as Transit Migrants in Yemen

Women’s Experiences as Transit Migrants in Yemen

International Organization for Migration, Yemen

 

 

 

In 2019, women and girls formed 21% of migrants travelling irregularly from the Horn of Africa to Gulf countries; the majority of these women were from Ethiopia. Existing research provides anecdotal evidence that irregular migration journeys are gendered, highlighting that women face specific issues that are distinct from the overall risks of the journey.

 

In this gender study, Meraki Labs has examined the risks faced by Ethiopian women on the irregular migration route to the Gulf, and the factors that affect their vulnerability to trafficking.

 

 

 

Analysis of Return Migrant Reintegration in Ethiopia

Analysis of Return Migrant Reintegration in Ethiopia

NORWEGIAN REFUGEE COUNCIL, ETHIOPIA

Meraki Labs was commissioned to conduct primary research to support the Norwegian Refugee Council to analyse the gap in the governmental, private sectors and humanitarian response to return migrant needs in Ethiopia. This included a review of policy frameworks, existing literature on root causes of migration and existing programming, as well as a stakeholder analysis at different levels.

In additional to a literature review and a legal and policy analysis, Meraki Labs conducted 104 interviews with returnees, families of returnees, and government officials in Oromia, Amhara, and Addis Ababa Regions of Ethiopia as well as 20 additional interviews with migrants in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Djibouti. The findings report was aimed at providing detailed and realistic recommendations for protection, livelihoods, and education programming.

Determining the ‘tipping points’ for Would-be Migrant Decision-making in Ethiopia

Determining the ‘tipping points’ for Would-be Migrant Decision-making 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 research report based on large scale quantitative surveys, focus groups, and in-depth interviews with Ethiopian, Somali, and Eritrean young people considering (re)migration. The study questionned the existence of ‘tipping points’ in migration decision making processes, including if and the extent to which commonly understood ‘migration drivers’ function in communities.

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.

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.