Moving to Catch Up: Migration of Ex-Combatants in Uganda

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1.1 Purpose of the study

The purpose of this study was to provide a better understanding for policy makers and service providers of mobility and migration among ex-combatants and the effectiveness of DDR programming in Uganda. The study followed a scoping study on migration in Uganda conducted in March 2011 by the Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP) of the World Bank.
This study had the following specific objectives:

  1. To analyze push/ pull migration factors of ex-combatants in Uganda, with a specific focus on social as well as economic factors both within communities of origin and at new communities of re-settlement.

  2. To explore any impact of DDR programming on migration of ex-combatants in Uganda.

  3. To increase the understanding of the impact of migration by ex-combatants on the effectiveness of past and current DDR programming, specifically on reintegration efforts.

  4. To generate recommendations on how to improve DDR programming, taking into account findings from other related studies.