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Driving the development of host communities through the social and economic integration of the migrant population

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Action Framework Initiatives
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With the appropriate policies and resources, the integration of migrants can contribute to the development of host countries and the wellbeing of their communities. 

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We work alongside governments to provide migrants with access to registration and documentation. 

To improve the living conditions of the local and migrant population, we support investment in basic services and housing. 

By expanding the reach of existing programs and supporting the design and implementation of new initiatives, we grant migrants access to social services in their countries of destinations. 

We support governments in their efforts to set the conditions for migrants to have access to economic opportunities that allow them to unveil their capacities and contribute to the economies of their host communities. 

Financial support for migration

Explore IDB Non-Reimbursable Resources Enhancing Investment Operations for Migrant Population Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Citizen Perception Laboratory on Migration

Information, resources and tools to accompany governments in their response to xenophobia

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The IDB data portal on migration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Beyond Borders - Migration - Inter American Development Bank - IDB Beyond Borders: Stigmas and Challenges in the Integration of Women Migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean

Migrant women experience unique challenges, different from those of migrant men and local women, as they face multiple forms of discrimination based on their gender, national origin, migratory status, and other interrelated identities. This document seeks to understand the particular experiences of migrant women from an intersectional perspective, exploring natives' perceptions of migrant women, their experiences in Latin American and Caribbean countries, and how these have an impact on integration indicators.

A Fair Chance - Migration - Inter American Development Bank - IDB A fair chance for migrants in the labor market

This document reviews the evidence on the impact of labor market integration of migrants, both for the migrants themselves as well as for their recipient countries. It summarizes indicators of migrants’ current levels of integration and examines empirical studies from across the LAC region and around the world, identifying common challenges and obstacles to integration, as well as policies that can help to overcome them.

Remittances - Migration - Inter American Development Bank - IDB Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2023

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean grew 9.5% in 2023, reaching 155 million dollars and resuming the growth rate prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Laboratorio de Percepción Ciudadana y Migración (Available only in Spanish)

La percepción sobre la migración en América Latina y el Caribe se está deteriorando. El Laboratorio de Percepción ciudadana y migración ofrece información, recursos y herramientas para acompañar a los gobiernos en su respuesta frente a la xenofobia.

Blog1 Using Artificial Intelligence to promote migrant integration

New Technologies, and especially the application of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data analysis, can be an ally for Latin America and the Caribbean countries that, with scarce resources, are facing the biggest migratory challenges in the regions’ history.

Migrants Challenges and opportunities of migration in the Caribbean

Migration has long been part of the fabric of Caribbean nations’ experience

Blog 3 Migration Policy Regimes in Latin America and the Caribbean

The new migratory flows in Latin America and the Caribbean have an impact on the laws of the countries of the region.

Honduras Will Improve Workers' Job Placement with IDB Support
-The program will benefit almost 40% of job seekers registered in the comprehensive employment service seeking training.  -This is the first IDB loan to include the returned population so that they can re-enter the workforce in their country of origin.  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)...
May 30, 2024
IDB Will Improve Urban Development in Vulnerable Neighborhoods in Northern Belize
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $10 million loan to support sustainable urban development in Belize's northern municipalities. The initiative includes improved access to urban services, better drainage infrastructure and bicycle lanes. The IDB’s Board of Executive Directors...
May 29, 2024
IDB and IOM Agree to Promote Inclusion of Migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) agreed to work on promoting new labor-mobility pathways and involving the private sector as an active promoter of the integration of the migrant population in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The IDB and...
April 17, 2024
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Migration Action Framework

This action framework offers guidance on the IDB Group´s efforts to support LAC countries in promoting an efficient, orderly, and inclusive migration for development. As origin, transit, destination, and return encompass all migration dynamics, they also provide a useful framework to identify and devise adequate and tailored interventions.

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