REF impact survey results
Since its inception in 2016 the REF has produced more than 37 research reports, briefs and working papers exploring migration, conflict and development dynamics in the Horn of Africa. In doing so, we have built a substantial network of people working on these topics, many of whom are based in the region. As of December 2020, approximately 800 people were part of the REF’s network, including academics, practitioners, policy makers, diplomats, government officials and civil society actors.
In December 2020 we commissioned a survey to better understand how REF products and activities are being received and used by the network. The results of the survey are available here, and provide a snapshot of the REF’s impact. Overall, participants assessed the REF as fulfilling its mandate, producing relevant and useful research, and communicating its research through appropriate outputs and channels. Participants also provided a number of constructive suggestions that will be taken into consideration going forward. In particular, we are now focusing on increasing outreach and dissemination activities; expanding opportunities for remote engagement through our webinar series; and reviewing suggested themes for future research such as gender, integration of returnees, governance, reconciliation and climate change.
As we approach the final year of the REF, this snapshot of our impact is a welcome guide for our planning and refining ways of working. We would like to thank all those who participated in the survey.
EUTF REF 2020 Feedback and Impact Survey
Read the analysis from our 2020 survey.
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