II parts:
    • Initial Desk-based research, providing overview of legal and policy framwork and actors involved in provision of psychosocial services with an overview of earlier research on mental health of women forced migrants in each country
    • Inputs from focus groups data on implementation of legal provisions and psychosocial services in the three countries with conclusions and 3 National Policy Briefs, with recommendations how to improve services

    Psychometric surveys in 12 chosen IDP, refugee and returnee locations in each country, including collective centers (total sample of 750 informants for three countries:250 per country with 125 male/125 females)

    Participatory observation of everyday life conditions of women forced migrants in the three locations in each country, by trained and supervised ethnographers, involving 21 days field work per country

    • 30 (10 per country) focus group discussions with health practitioners, social workers and representatives of government and non-governmental organisations involved in provision of psychosocial services to forced migrants in each country;
    • 90 (30 per country) semi-structured, follow up interviews, focused on the life narrative data of women returnees, IDPs and refugees, previously surveyed during the course of the psychometric study


1. PHASE I September 2014-September 2015

A) September 2014-October 2014 Inception phase:

  1. Administrative procedures and work preparations (September)
  2. Kick off meeting, 3 research teams incl. supervisor:consolidation of research design, methods and consultations on implementation of key research activities (1 days meeting+3 days preparations for all teams, September).
  3. Training workshop for quantitative data collection and preparations for fieldwork (1-day workshop +5 days preparations, October).
  4. Literature review (2 weeks, October)
  5. Policy study (4 weeks, October)

B) November 2014-March 2015/2016 Quantitative research :

  1. Pilot study preparations and implementation in 1 location, each country (November)
  2. Consolidation of samples, research instruments, preparations for quantitative data collection, in-country meeting of teams and cross country consultations per email, skype ( December)
  3. Quantitative data collection in 3 countries, 10-13 locations (3 months January-March 2015)
  4. Workshop with follow up exchange, focusing on first hand analysis and proceedings (5 days preparations and 2 day workshop February, 2016)
  5. Writing up of national reports for quantitative findings on national level (4 weeks, March 2016)
  6. Interim report, cross country analysis of quantitative research - Ist research paper (May, 2016)

2. PHASE II September 2015- April 2016 Qualitative research:

A) Ethnography:

  1. Preparatory phase with training workshop for ethnography (September)
  2. Pilot study 5 days in 3 locations, each country with mentoring and follow up brief with the supervisor (September-October)
  3. Data collection/fieldwork (October-November)
  4. Workshops on data exchange and first hand analysis (November/December)
  5. Writing up of national reports (4 weeks, December-January 2016)
  6. Interim report, cross-country analysis of ethnographic data - 2nd research paper (January-February 2016)

B) Focus groups and interviews:

  1. Preparatory phase with training workshop (February 2016)
  2. Data collection 10 focus groups and 30 interviews per country (February and March)
  3. Workshop with data exchange all three countries (April)
  4. Writing up of national reports and Interim report cross country analysis -3d research paper (April 4 weeks national, May 4 weeks Interim)

3. PHASE III July-September 2016 Dissemination activities: Publication, Conference

  1. (June 2015) Transnational level: 3 day’s workshop on data analysis and exchange of cross country comparative findings. Archiving of data and discussion of findings of quantitative and qualitative data and research with final discussion of results and national and comparative trans-national exchange , writing of final report of the research
  2. Dissemination of results: conference, distribution of publications, PR in media etc (September, 2016)
  3. Publication of a book, policy and program recommendations targeting existing practice of psychosocial service provisions in the three countries with focus on gaps and good practices (September 2016-)

Available research resources