Child Reintegration Monitoring Toolkit

Hall, S.
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Date published
19 Aug 2021
Tools, guidelines and methodologies

This study was commissioned in the framework of the EU–IOM Knowledge Management Hub under the “Pilot Action on Voluntary Return and Sustainable, Community-Based Reintegration” project, funded by the European Union and implemented by IOM. The two recognized that while understanding of and evidence around the sustainable reintegration of adults has been growing, the same is not true for children – despite the fact that children are returning, alone or with families, to the very same reintegration contexts. Building on a monitoring approach for adult returnees developed in a 2017 Samuel Hall – IOM research project, this study addresses the information gap around children’s reintegration experiences.

The Child Reintegration Monitoring Toolkit has been designed to provide a methodology and tools to measure individual reintegration outcomes for child returnees. Therefore, the toolkit aims to provide operational tools that can address the current gap of age-disaggregated, child-focused reintegration data. The toolkit is aimed towards CSOs, international organizations and governmental actors that require tools to operationalize standards for the reintegration of children.

The toolkit also provides strong examples of mixed-methods data collection tools specifically designed for children. The quantitative survey includes questions designed for children based on economic, social and psychosocial components. Qualitative data collection methods include child-friendly, interactive exercises, such as drawing and ‘lifeline mapping’.

Check the report of the toolkit here.