The EU-IOM Joint Initiative (HoA) supports migrants who decide to return to their countries of origin to do so in a safe and dignified way, in full respect of international human rights standards and in particular the principle of non-refoulement. The support provided to returning migrants and their communities
through this programme is the first stepping stone in the long and non-linear process of reintegration.
The current monitoring and evaluation framework in place for the EU-IOM Joint Initiative (HoA) is limited to outcome measures and cannot untangle whether changes observed can be attributed to programme interventions or external influences.
As a flagship evaluation for IOM, IMPACT’s objectives are to evaluate the impact of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative (HoA) and provide an accountability mechanism to beneficiaries of the programme, the donor, the humanitarian sector, civil society organisations and academia. Other broader objectives are to:
- Deepen the understanding of the concept and measurement of sustainable reintegration
- Generate substantial learning on evaluating impact of sustainable reintegration programmes
- Inform future methodological standards.
This brief outlines the rationale and challenges of conducting a study of this kind, as well as the proposed methodology, outlined in the Methodological Report.