International migration policies and data

Sustainable Reintegration of Returning Migrants



For many OECD countries, how to ensure the safe and dignified return to their origin countries of migrants who do not have grounds to remain is a key question. Alongside removal, return and reintegration assistance have become an integral part of the response. Development cooperation is expanding its activity to support the capacity of countries of origin to reintegrate all returning migrants. Sustainable Reintegration of Returning Migrants: A Better Homecoming reports the results of a multi-country peer review project carried out by the OECD. 

Watch the launch event



The OECD has published a brief What improves the sustainability of the reintegration component in AVRR? that looks at the conditions under which the programmes can not only support the sustainable reintegration of individual returning migrants but satisfy broader policy goals affecting host and origin communities.

Programme of the launch event

Conference jointly organised by the OECD and IOM

supported by the

German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and GIZ – German Corporation for International Cooperation

15 October 2020 Printable version: Programme

Opening Remarks

Keynote Speech

Presentation of the main findings of the OECD Report: Sustainable Reintegration of Returning Migrants: A Better Homecoming

  • Jonathan Chaloff (Senior Policy Analyst), OECD

Panel 1.  Better targeting of programmes - identifying the target population, matching programme benefits to expectation and promoting uptake


Panel 2: New measures to ensure that programmes offering individual reintegration support and contribute to broader sustainability of reintegration in the origin country

Concluding remarks by Mark Pearson (Deputy Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs), OECD


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