Spencer et al. (2004) Refugees and other new migrants: a review of the evidence on successful approaches to integration
This review of the evidence base on successful approaches to the integration of refugees and new migrants was commissioned in early 2004. The primary purpose of the work was to inform discussions at the Home Office’s 2004 UK National Integration Conference ‘What works locally? Balancing national and local policies’. The National Integration Conference is an annual event for researchers, policymakers and practitioners working in the refugee integration field, aimed at developing a coherent understanding of what interventions are effective in this area and shaping future policy and research agendas. The Home Office commissioned a literature review on the evidence base on successful approaches to the integration of refugees and other new migrants in the UK, focusing on five facets – community relations, housing, employment, health and education. The purpose of the review was to identify: • the integration outcomes for refugees and other recent migrants on each facet of integration; • factors contributing to those outcomes; • the effectiveness of interventions undertaken to improve outcomes; and • the quality of the evidence base and how it can be improved.
Centre on Migration, Policy and Society University of Oxford, 2004