The needs assessment was conducted in October-November 2015 in 10 communities participating in the Japan-funded IOM project, and can be extrapolated to the government-controlled areas (GCAs) of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. It includes the quantitative and qualitative data gathered through a mass population survey among more than 1,300 respondents and group interviews with around 100 community members in 10 communities of the Donbas (GCAs).

IOM undertook a comprehensive study of migrant monetary flows to Ukraine with the goal of raising awareness of the enormous impact Ukrainian migrants have on the economy, and building the scientific base for an informed policy dialogue among all stakeholders on the future potential migrant remittances and savings have in this respect.

The review of the situation with identity management and document security in Ukraine carried out in this study coincided with the new government of Ukraine giving priority to the soonest establishment of a visa-free regime for Ukrainians travelling to the European Union .