ICAR conducts independent and academically credible qualitiative research on issues around asylum and refugees that aims to fill identified information gaps, influence policy and improve our understanding of asylum and refugee issues in the UK;  it is valuable to academics, policy-makers, practitioners and community organisations. Our research is organised into four broad but overlapping clusters:

  • Migration and Protection
  • Citizenship and Integration
  • Community Relations
  • Doing Refugee Research

Projects are carried out by our research team, though we also use consultants and work in partnership with other organisations and colleagues at City University. Our research is funded by charitable trusts, local and central government and academic research councils. For more information about current projects or to discuss potential research collaborations please contact Julie Gibbs .



Financial Inclusion amongst New Migrants in Northern Ireland

On Monday 6th December in the Long Gallery at Stormont, Belfast, ICAR Research Report 'Financial Inclusion amongst New Migrants in Northern Ireland' was officially launched at Citizens Advice Belfast AGM. The research examines the extent, form and consequences of financial exclusion amongst new migrants in Northern Ireland and develops policy recommendations to promote financial inclusion in the future. 

The project ran in parallel with a practical intervention aiming to enhance financial advice to new migrant communities in Northern Ireland which has been run by the CAB Belfast. Both parts of the project were funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. This intervention has been evaluated by ICAR and the evaluation results are included in the full project report.

Click here to read more about Financial Inclusion


Last Updated: 10/12/10


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