26 Apr 2023
Monitoring the Reintegration of Trafficking Survivors: Study and Toolkit Executive Summary
This report – a collaboration between IOM and Samuel Hall in the framework of the Cooperation on Migration and Partnerships to Achieve Sustainable Solutions (COMPASS) programme, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands – presents findings from a study undertaken in four countries (Bangladesh, Nigeria, the Republic of Moldova and Tunisia) with 100 victims of trafficking (VoTs) and 40 individuals with ties to or expertise in reintegration programming, and introduces a toolkit to monitor the reintegration experiences of VoTs. The monitoring toolkit aims to support the identification of factors that specifically affect the reintegration of VoTs as well as best practices for effective support provision by capturing the individual understandings, preferences and reintegration priorities. The choice of the title “trafficking survivors” promotes the understanding that “victims” that are protected and assisted in attaining safety and recovering physically, psychologically and socially ideally become “survivors” who are safe and empowered and have reasonable prospects of achieving their dreams and hopes.
The toolkit comprises four tools: (1) a survey, developed following a cognitive interviewing approach and (2) a case study, which are both tailored to VoTs, as well as (3) a key informant interview guide and (4) a community advisory group guide to be undertaken with reintegration stakeholders and community leaders.
Reintegration practitioners will be the prime users of the toolkit. Cognizant of the need for more standardized guidance and approaches for the monitoring of trafficking survivors’ reintegration outcomes, this toolkit thereby proposes a methodology for the systematic and longitudinal monitoring of VoT reintegration outcomes.