Making it work. AVRR programmes and Ghanaian returnees

Release date: 2020-09

External researchers have criticised existing self-monitoring measures of national and European AVRR programmes for neglecting reintegration and focusing on means to ensure that rejected asylum seekers and undocumented migrants leave the national territory, regardless of what happens next.

This Policy Brief addresses this point by presenting recommendations that are based on the result of fieldwork conducted in Ghana between January and February 2020. The authors in particular recommend:

\ Raise beneficiaries' awareness of Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes in destination countries.

\ Adapt AVRR strategies to domestic political realities.

\ Adjust reintegration assistance to the Ghanaian context.