Comparative Research on the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration of Migrants
This report presents the findings of a study that explored the factors influencing the decision to return, including the role played by return policy interventions. The study also aimed to enhance understanding of the concept of sustainable return, how to measure it, and how to promote it. The study was conceived and commissioned as part of the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Irregular Migration Research Programme2 and supported by the IOM. The research was conducted by a team at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, and involved fieldwork across 15 countries of origin, transit and destination.