Evaluation Report: Thailand ATD Program

December 2, 2022

IDC partner HOST International successfully piloted an effective, community-based alternative to immigration detention (ATD) in Thailand by working in partnership with government, civil society and community. Between 2019 and 2021 HOST’s community based Case Management programme has challenged immigration norms, influenced thinking in ATD, and supported 211 children and 110 adults to transition out of detention and into Thai society. In partnership with IDC, this evaluation was conducted during 2021 and 2022, and highlights the successes of HOST’s community-based Case Management programme and the lessons learned. It also provides recommendations for specific interventions in relation to the urban refugee context in Thailand.