Feasibility Assessment of a Rigorous Impact Evaluation (RIE) for the GIZ Migration and Diaspora Program.

According to the United Nations, around 272 million people were migrants in 2019. Migrants make an important contribution to development, building bridges between their countries of origin and the countries in which they live and work. Migration, however, also carries risks for the individuals and countries involved. The Global Programme on Migration and Diaspora is carried on behalf of the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Zusammenarbeit (BMZ) and is currently implemented in 25 partner countries. The programme has five focus areas: (1) Development-oriented Return, (2) Regular labour migrations and mobility, (3) Social engagement by diaspora, (4) Financial and Economic Contribution of Diaspora, and (5) Migration governance.


We advised the programme on the design and feasibility of implementing Rigorous Impact Evaluations, including: 

  • An assessment of the GIZ migration and diaspora programme and its components to identify areas of intervention where rigorous impact evaluation (experiment or quasi-experiment) is feasible.
  • A design of a research framework and development of a cost calculation for conducting a RIE in selected intervention areas


Country/countries 25 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America
Thematic area: Monitoring, Impact Evaluation & Learning
Duration 11/2020 to 12/2020
Client Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
Website https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/78803.html


1 Albania, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestinian territories, Peru, Senegal, Serbia, Tunisia, Ukraine and Viet Nam.