Tracer Study: Vocational Skills Training in Western and Southern province, Enhancement of socio-economic reintegration opportunities for Rwandan returned refugees and other vulnerable groups
Since 2010, IOM has been implementing a project to enhance socio-economic re-integration for Rwandan refugees and other vulnerable groups. This work has been supported by the Government of Japan and implemented in conjunction with MIDIMAR. The first phase of this project (2010-2011) was implemented in ten districts of the western and southern provinces with the highest number of refugees and one key element of the project was to provide vocational training to the beneficiaries.
The present tracer study was designed to provide information about the relevance and effectiveness of IOM's vocational training programme. Through in-depth structured interviews with 228 beneficiaries, 67 key informants and 14 employers, as well as 45 brief case studies, extensive data has been obtained on the current situation of programme beneficiaries and their current work and financial situation. The data gives us an insight into beneficiaries perception of their training institutions, their pathways since they left the assistance and recommendation.