MPG Policy Analyst Thomas Huddleston will present findings from data in Integration Evaluation Tool, which MPG has developed for the UNHCR. In particular, he will look at education and housing indicators in Bulgaria, Poland and Romania; and at family reunification indicators in Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
The Integration Evaluation Tool pilot was launched in November 2012 in four countries – Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Slovakia – and is expected to continue until the end of 2013. Four domains are being evaluated in this phase: refugees’ access to education, to employment, to housing and to family reunification.
The pilot is part of UNHCR’s Refugee Integration: Capacity and Evaluation project, co-financed by the European Refugee Fund. The project aims to develop effective, reliable and sustainable data collection methods and internal review mechanisms, identifying gaps and good practices as well as building the capacity of the various actors involved in refugee integration. The project also seeks to help develop effective refugee integration programmes, improve the quality and level of refugee integration and rally more support by fostering partnerships between governments, civil society, business, academia and other actors.
At the end of the project, the findings, gaps and good practices will be made available in thematic reports and regional roundtable discussions.