Production of Country Fact Sheets on the Economic and Socio-Economic Situation in Selected Countries of Origin

Duration: 01.10.2013 to 31.05.2014

By commission of the Austrian Federal Office for Asylum (BAA)/Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum (BFA), IOM created four “Country Fact Sheets” on the economic and socio-economic situation in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The aim of this project was to publish neutral, objective and up-to-date return related country of origin information to allow potential returnees to get a good picture of the general return situation and take a well informed decision on their voluntary return. Furthermore, the Country Fact Sheets aim to provide a basis for the assistance provided to clients by stakeholders working in the area of Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration in Austria, such as the BFA or return counselling organizations.

The Country Fact Sheets were created by the IOM offices in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan under the supervision of IOM in Austria.

IOM 2014: Country Fact Sheet Kazakhstan

IOM 2014: Country Fact Sheet Kyrgyz Republic

IOM 2014: Country Fact Sheet Republic of Tajikistan

IOM 2014: Country Fact Sheet Uzbekistan


This project was financed by the European Refugee Fund and the Austrian Federal Office for Asylum and Immigration.