Labor Markets, Education, Population

Project: Evaluation of Active Labor Market Programs for the Integration of Refugees

Project Duration

09/2017 - 03/2021 (current)

Commissioned by

Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales (BMAS)

Project Team (RWI)

Dr. Julia Bredtmann (Chief), Rebecca Fehn, Dr. Hanna Frings (Chief), Dr. Lisa Sofie Höckel, Dr. Marcus Tamm


Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. (DIW Berlin), Kantar Public (Kantar Deutschland GmbH), Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation (IAQ), Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung (IAW), Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB)

Leader of Consortium

Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA)


The project comprises an encompassing evaluation of active labor market programs targeted a refugees in Germany. The evaluation looks at the implementation, the uptake, the effectiveness and the efficiency of the integration measures. Based on the findings the project aims at generating hands-on recommendations for improving the portfolio of active labor market programs. In the overall project, RWI is specifically engaged in evaluating training programs.