Migration and Development

Return of Qualified Afghans (RQA): Years of conflict have severely damaged Afghanistan’s economy and productive capacities. The RQA programme focuses on identifying and facilitating the return of Afghans living in third countries who are motivated to contribute their skills on a short- or long-term basis for the benefit of Afghanistan’s reconstruction. RQA participants include experts in the fields of medicine, education, urban planning and other key fields, with an emphasis on skilled female returnees. Learn more about RQA here.

Note: IOM has not delegated any organization or person to recruit persons under the RQA project and no fee is charged to be selected as an RQA beneficiary. For further information on the RQA project you may directly contact IOM Iran on +98 (21) 22048881 or IOM Afghanistan at [email protected]


Reintegration and Development Assistance in Afghanistan (RADA): IOM with financial assistance from the European Union developed the Reintegration and Development Assistance in Afghanistan (RADA) project to support sustainable reintegration of returnees within their communities. The project is implemented in eight provinces of high return (Baghlan, Balkh, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Kunar, Laghman and Nangarhar) with an integrated approach to the economic, social and psychosocial aspects of reintegration at both the individual and community levels. At the structural level, technical assistance supports national and sub-national Afghan government authorities to strengthen their capacity to plan, manage and facilitate reintegration.

Learn more about RADA here