Project profile — Sustainable Opportunities for Employment in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru


2022-03-28 - 2024-03-30
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Colombia (35.00%)
• Ecuador (30.00%)
• Peru (35.00%)


• Basic Education: Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (30.00%)
• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (30.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Facilitation of orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility (15190) (10.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Employment policy and administrative management (16020) (15.00%)
• Business And Other Services: Business Development Services (25030) (15.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve inclusive economic growth and socio-economic integration in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru by providing market-driven training and employment opportunities for Venezuelan refugee and migrant populations and members of host communities in nine cities: Arequipa, Barranquilla, Bogotá, Cali, Callao, Guayaquil, Lima, Medellin, Piura and Quito. The project seeks to increase the ability of local authorities and private sector partners to develop and implement inclusive employment policies and practices for vulnerable populations, particularly Venezuelan refugees and migrants. Project activities include: (1) developing relationships with private sector partners to support gender-responsive and inclusive employment initiatives; (2) providing social services, including services that provide information on basic human and labour rights of poor and vulnerable people to targeted beneficiaries, particularly women and Venezuelan refugees and migrants; and (3) providing technical assistance to local and national government partners in nine cities to strengthen the capacity to design, implement, monitor and evaluate inclusive employment policies and programs for targeted groups, particularly women, facing increased vulnerabilities. Groups benefiting from this project include women, youth, victims of armed conflict, people with disabilities, Venezuelan refugees and migrants, Colombian returnees and members of host communities.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased equitable and inclusive participation in the labour market by targeted groups, particularly women, facing increased vulnerabilities in targeted regions in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru; and (2) improved practices of key local, national and regional stakeholders, including the private sector, public sector and civil societies, to promote equitable and inclusive socio-economic integration of targeted groups. This includes women facing increased vulnerabilities in targeted regions in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Other technical assistance
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