UNHCR works with states to facilitate numerous repatriation programmes that have enabled millions of refugees to return home. Traditional solutions for refugees, individuals and groups have included local integration, resettlement to a third country, and voluntary repatriation.
This evaluation is intended primarily as a formative learning exercise with the intention of gathering evidence to guide, and where needed, enhance UNHCR’s repatriation policies and practices, including those being developed as part of UNHCR’s responsibilities under the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and the Global Compact for Refugees (GCR).
Our evaluation will examine UNHCR’s repatriation efforts from both a policy and strategic perspective and an operational perspective. The evaluation aims to provide practical guidance and insight into UNHCR operational processes in order to strengthen UNHCR repatriation practice, as well as provide insights into UNHCR’s strategic relevance and added value in repatriation activities.