Author: boletinderechoshumanos

Older people in displacement: falling through the cracks of emergency responses

As part of HelpAge International’s project on advancing the rights and protection of conflict-affected older South Sudanese migrants in Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan, HelpAge commissioned the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) to conduct a study on older South Sudanese displaced by conflict, both within South Sudan and across the border in Uganda and Ethiopia.

Energy, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This briefing considers the direct and indirect relationships between migration and energy services in places of origin and destination, and how changes due to migration will affect achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), notably SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy). Access to energy services – or the lack of it – can contribute to migration; and migration’s social and economic gains are only realised with the use of energy – lighting, cooking, heating, cooling, communications, mobility and motive power. These links underscore the necessity of considering the impact of migration on achieving SDG 7, and the impact energy has on migration decisions and journeys.

Water and sanitation, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This briefing considers the impact of migration on a variety of WASH-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), chiefly SDG 6: ‘to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’. While water and sanitation do not appear to drive migration, the process of migration can radically shape access to water and sanitation services – particularly for undocumented migrants and people in transit. We question whether attaining ‘universal access’ is possible without specific measures to address the needs of refugees and other migrants.

Achieving equal access to justice for all by 2030: lessons from global funds

Access to justice is associated with economic growth and social development and its provision is a core state function. But billions of people have limited access to justice. Donor support for justice systems is low in most countries and has fallen by 40% globally in the last four years.

Fostering local partnerships in remote management and high-threat settings: emerging lessons from child protection programming in Syria

This study documents lessons from child protection activities focusing on psychosocial interventions in southern and central Syria that have been implemented through a partnership between an INGO and a network of Syrian organisations, using remote management modalities. It makes key recommendations to international actors, both INGOs and donors, engaged in remote programming and child protection.

Migration as an opportunity: evidence of labour migration initiatives

In partnership with the London School of Economics (LSE), we conducted a wide literature review looking for evidence of public- and privatesector interventions adopted by countries around the world to facilitate labour migration. We found 231 – either directly matching migrants with jobs (168) or by providing training (68).

Mind the Gap: Bringing Migration into Development Partnerships and Vice Versa

As policymakers look for ways to address the drivers of illegal immigration, many have called for migration aims to be incorporated into development work and development tools into migration partnerships. This policy brief analyzes the benefits and risks of heightened cooperation between actors in these fields, and identifies areas where joint initiatives may prove fruitful.

The Impact of Populist Radical-Right Parties on Immigration Policy Agendas: A Look at the Netherlands

While commentators proclaimed the 2017 Dutch election results a rebuff of radical-right populism, this report makes clear that electoral success is not the only way to influence policymaking. Taking the Netherlands as a case study, it examines how radicalright parties in Western Europe have shaped immigration policy agendas and outcomes by rewriting narratives and forcing mainstream parties further to the right.

A Needed Evidence Revolution: Using Cost-Benefit Analysis to Improve Refugee Integration Programming

European countries have ramped up their investments in helping refugees find work and integrate into society. Yet little hard evidence exists of what programs and policies work best. This report proposes a new framework for thinking smartly about integration programming, using cost-benefit analysis to look beyond short-term, economic outcomes to also measure indirect benefits through a social-value concept.

Origen, Tránsito y Devolución. Las personas refugiadas y la crisis política de la UE

La Unión Europea ha centrado desde hace años sus esfuerzos políticos y presupuestarios en una parte minoritaria del fenómeno migratorio, y más orientada a detener que a gobernar la movilidad humana. El pico de llegadas de personas en busca de protección en el año 2015 reforzó este enfoque limitado. Desde entonces, y pese a que las llegadas están hoy en niveles previos a 2015, el el control de los flujos a toda costa sigue vertebrando la política migratoria comunitaria, consolidando cuatro tendencias que podrían ser agrupadas bajo el acrónimo SPEC: Securitización de la gestión de fronteras; Privatización de políticas y servicios básicos; Externalización del control migratorio; y Criminalización narrativa y electoral de las personas migrantes. Estas políticas y prácticas tienen consecuencias directas en la vida de las personas, en la libre circulación en el espacio europeo, en el ascendiente de Europa frente a Estados fallidos, y en la naturaleza misma de la ayuda al desarrollo. Pero existen alternativas: Europa puede convertirse en una fuerza reformista contribuyendo al desarrollo y la implementación de marcos de protección integrales en la línea de los Pactos de Migración y Refugio; ampliando las vías legales y seguras de inmigración económica; e incorporando la movilidad humana como una herramienta de las políticas europeas de desarrollo. Los próximos meses ofrecen oportunidades políticas concretas para promover esta agenda dentro y fuera de la UE.