Samuel Hall’s in-depth multi-sector assessment of four districts Eastern Afghanistan – high refugee return & IDP locations – to develop a strategy for community-based protection programming for ChildFund.
The aim of this study was to provide a detailed labour market assessment of displaced populations (returnees and IDPs) in select locations in urban Afghanistan to inform DRC’s future programming in and outside of Kabul. Samuel Hall researchers aimed to assist DRC in planning for its livelihoods programming by answering the following key research question: ‘What are the segments of the Afghan urban labour market with the biggest labour supply gaps and future opportunities for displaced populations?’
In a context of transition, increasing emphasis is placed on policies of return and reintegration. Central to this question is access to land. This paper published in REMMM discusses the strained relationship between refugee return, land allocation and reintegration.
DRC commissioned Samuel Hall Consulting to research the relevance and applicability of cash-based interventions in the Kabul Informal Settlements, with a focus on identifying the risks and protection issues for a cash approach, and assessing its viability for IDPs.
In this article published in Migration Studies, we examine possible post-deportation outcomes. The impossibility of repaying debts, the existence of transnational and local ties, the shame of failure, and perceptions of ‘contamination’ lead many deported Afghans to re-migrate.
The aim of this conference in Kabul with the ILO and the World Bank was focused on enhancing migration management and stimulating labour migration.
How complex is Afghan migration and what are the challenges associated with it? These questions were addressed at a workshop hosted by the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance in Brussels (8-9 April 2013) with the participation of Samuel Hall.
There are over 50 Kabul informal settlements (KIS) where returnees and IDPs live in extreme poverty. Skills upgrading can be an effective policy to strengthen local integration; vocational training can lead to increased productivity and higher income. This third study by Samuel Hall on the living conditions of IDPs contributes to the knowledge needed to mainstream protection in policy responses.
This report – based on research from Samuel Hall Consulting and commissioned by the Norwegian Refugee Council – provides the first systematic overview of protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Afghanistan. It combines the voices of IDPs with analysis of the decision-making processes shaping responses to internal displacement.
This workshop organised with NRC aimed at presenting and discussing key findings from Samuel Hall’s IDP Protection Study, agreeing upon key protection priorities for IDPs in Afghanistan, drafting and reaching a consensus on realistic and impactful recommendations based on the study’s findings and the experience and expertise of participants and determining next steps for MoRR’s National IDP Policy Working Group on how to incorporate the study and workshop outputs into the policy development process.
The primary objective of this World Bank-sponsored three-day training session was to design and conduct a Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R&R) training program for Afghan midlevel decision makers and relevant academic institutions engaged in infrastructure planning and development of projects.
Ten years after the start of the start of the world’s largest refugee repatriation campaign, key questions remain: What does reintegration mean in the Afghan context? What are the standards? This presentation was given at a workshop held in Kabul in December 2011 at a time of increasing debates on the concept of ‘reintegration’.
The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation hosted a presentation on international standards on reintegration organised by Samuel Hall.
This presentation in front of UNHCR, donors and partners on the results of the shelter programming evaluation has a positive impact on reintegration as IDPs’ and women’s needs were better addressed and strengthened in programming.
How to respond to urban displacement and improve the care and maintenance to vulnerable displaced and returnee populations in Afghanistan’s main cities? After reviewing the background and context of urban displacement in Afghanistan, this paper aims at highlighting the relevance and timeliness of analyzing the movements of returnees and IDPs to Afghanistan’s main cities.