Current Projects

Welcome Corps – U.S. 

We are proudly collaborating with the Community Sponsorship Hub to facilitate the Welcome Corps, launched by the U.S.Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services, which is described as “the boldest innovation in refugee resettlement in four decades”. Through this initiative, Americans form private sponsor groups to welcome refugees into local communities and directly assist them as they build new lives, which in turn, strengthens social cohesion.

As part of the program, we have developed data and technology solutions to match refugees whose cases are already approved for resettlement under the USRAP with private sponsors across the U.S., with newcomer arrivals to the U.S. happening as of June 2023. We are also measuring sponsorship outcomes at a granular level along several hundred integration variables – a first in data collection and analysis.

Take a look at our coverage in The Globe & Mail – “Canadian Tech Company’s Platform will Play a Key Role in U.S. Push for Private Refugee Sponsorshipand Future of Good – “Could a tech start-up helping refugees resettle in the U.S. and Europe help Canada?”.

Learn more about the program in The New York Times and The Guardian.

Re:Match Germany & Poland

We are also collaborating with the Berlin Governance Platform’s Re:Match project, along with Salam Lab in Krakow, Poland.

Through this program, 78 Ukrainian protection seekers have been relocated from Poland to several German municipalities using Pairity’s innovative matching algorithms and supplementary technologies. Already, this project has provided a base of evidence for cities and towns to engage directly in European relocation mechanisms.

Read more about our work with Re:Match here.

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Service  Europe & HIAS US Welcome Circles

We’ve partnered with HIAS Europe and HIAS in the United States to provide an external evaluation of their Welcome Circle project for Ukrainian refugees. Welcome Circles mobilized European and U.S. Jewish communities to provide community sponsorship and relocation services to hundreds of beneficiaries. You can read some of the results of our interim evaluation for Europe here.

Our work comprises primary data collection and analysis in eleven countries throughout Europe and seventeen US states using custom survey tools, interviews, and focus groups. The goal is to understand how Welcome Circles help integration, self-sufficiency, and social cohesion, and to map best practices for scaling community sponsorship initiatives.

Completed Projects

Samen Hier – Netherlands 

In 2021 we completed our two-year pilot phase in the Netherlands with Justice and Peace’s Samen Hier program. We facilitated and evaluated 45 matches in four Dutch municipalities from May 2019 to May 2021.

Our pilot was the focus of an episode of the BBC World Service podcast People Fixing the World.

Looking to Partner?

Pairity is open to exploring with new implementing partners, whether it’s NGOs, resettlement agencies, or local governments interested in a cost-effective, proven, evidence-based tool for matching refugee newcomers with local communities or organizations looking to build innovative data and tech solutions to challenging problems.

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