Project profile — Supporting the Socio-Economic Integration of Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants in the Americas


IDB - Inter-American Development Bank (46012)
2022-03-29 - 2025-10-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Ecuador (49.47%)
• Peru (8.64%)
• Brazil (6.13%)
• Argentina (6.01%)
• Chile (11.90%)
• Colombia (10.16%)
• America, regional (7.69%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Facilitation of orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility (15190) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

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


This project aims to enhance the integration of Venezuelan refugees, migrants and returnees, with a particular focus on women and children, into the societies and economies of their host communities in the Latin America and Caribbean region through the Inter-American Development Bank’s multi-donor Migration Grant Facility and Better Together Challenge initiatives. Project activities under the Migration Grant Facility include: (1) providing concessional financing to governments to support their response to the refugee and migrant situation; (2) providing technical assistance to governments and/or service providers to improve migration-related policies and processes, including awareness-raising campaigns, capacity building and/or training; and (3) completing research studies on migration-related issues to improve evidence-based policies and processes. Project activities within the Better Together Challenge include: (1) supporting ventures that provide innovative solutions by and for Venezuelan refugees and migrants, including to access to financial services, capital and/or local networks; (2) training, including open online courses and job orientation sessions to Venezuelan refugees and migrants on economic advancement opportunities; and (3) establishing awareness-raising campaigns targeting the private sector to promote inclusive and positive narratives around migration, promote job creation and encourage inclusion between migrants and local workers.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) Migration Grant Facility: enhanced protection and access to services such as water, hygiene and sanitation, health services (including sexual and reproductive health and rights and education) and/or economic opportunities for Venezuelan refugees, migrants and host community members which meet the specific needs of women, girls, boys, and those experiencing marginalization and/or vulnerability, in targeted host countries; and (2) Better Together Challenge: increased access to economic opportunities, including financial services and capital, for Venezuelan refugees and migrants, which meet the specific needs of women, girls, boys and those experiencing marginalization and/or vulnerability in Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of July 2023 include: (1) supported six countries hosting Venezuelan refugees and migrants to develop inclusive policies supporting their socio-economic integration, particularly for women; (2) contributed to the Interamerican Development Bank’s Migration Grant Facility, which launched eight sub-project initiatives in Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru, including migration-related investments, grants and technical cooperation in support of socio-economic integration; and (3) contributed to the Interamerican Development Bank’s Better Together Challenge, which resulted in technical cooperation support initiatives in Argentina, Brazil and Chile focused on promoting economic opportunities for vulnerable Venezuelan refugees and migrants, including those with disabilities and from indigenous communities.

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 Project-type interventions
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