Migrants as Messengers: The Impact of Peer-to-Peer Communication on Potential Migrants in Senegal - Impact Evaluation Report

Number of Pages: 
80
E-ISBN: 
978-92-9068-787-0
Year: 
2019
Electronic copy only
Description: 

The report presents key results from a rigorous impact evaluation that assessed the impact of the Migrants as Messengers (MaM) information events in Dakar, Senegal. MaM was a peer-to-peer awareness-raising campaign implemented in Senegal, Guinea and Nigeria from December 2017 to March 2019. The impact evaluation in Senegal focused on a key pillar of the MaM campaign, namely town hall events, which screened video testimonies of migrant returnees followed by interactive questions and answers sessions with migrant returnees. The evaluation is IOM’s first a ‘Randomized Controlled Trial’ which is a scientifically rigorous type of evaluation that is often called the ‘gold-standard’ in impact research. The study was conducted by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Unit in coordination with IOM’s Media & Communications Division.

Technical Annex

Table of contents: 
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1 Migration context
    • 1.2 Misinformation and vulnerability
    • 1.3 Evidence gaps and assumptions 
    • 1.4 Impact evaluation of the Migrants as Messengers project
  • 2. THE 'MIGRANTS AS MESSENGERS' CAMPAIGN
    • 2.1 Project rationale 
    • 2.2 Project implementation 
  • 3. EVALUATION METHODOLOGY AND DATA COLLECTION
    • 3.1 Impact measurement
    • 3.2 Rigorous impact evaluation – randomized controlled trials
    • 3.3 Data collection
    • 3.4 Sample description
    • 3.5 Estimation of treatment effects
    • 3.6 Study limitations
  • 4. IMPACT EVALUATION RESULTS
    • 4.1 Subjective information levels about migration
    • 4.2 Knowledge about migration
    • 4.3 Perceptions of risks
    • 4.4 Intention to migrate (irregularly)
    • 4.5 Perception of economic opportunities in Senegal
    • 4.6 Perception of returnees
  • 5. LESSONS LEARNED AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  • 6. CONCLUSION AND OUTLOOK
  • REFERENCES
  • Technical Annex
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