Summary of Why Matching Matters: Improving Outcomes in Refugee Sponsorship and Complementary Pathways

Where and with whom refugees are matched in community sponsorship and complementary pathway programs matter a great deal. However, majority of government-led matching and placement sponsorship initiatives do not consider the individual refugees’ capacities, attributes, skills, or preferences, and rarely take into account placement in the interest of integration outcomes. These authors consider how community sponsorship and resettlement programs can be improved by utilizing technology that facilitates a more effective matching system by considering refugees’ characteristics, skills, and needs.

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