Project profile — Technical assistance for social inclusion of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Colombia and Peru


IBRD/World Bank Institute (44001)
2022-03-28 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Peru (33.00%)
• Colombia (67.00%)


• Public sector policy and administrative management:
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (40.00%)
Facilitation of orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility (15190) (60.00%)

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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (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 support the governments of Colombia and Peru to implement policy and programmatic responses that encourage the social inclusion, integration and respect for human rights of Venezuelan refugees and migrants. This maximizes the benefits for both host communities and the Venezuelan refugee and migrant population in both countries. The World Bank provides hands-on technical assistance and policy dialogue support to national and local authorities in Peru and Colombia on policy priorities. Project activities include: (1) providing technical assistance to Gerencia de Fronteras in Colombia, the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other key line ministries such as health, education and social protection on policy matters; (2) improving and mapping delivery mechanisms and processes of key services; (3) providing technical assistance to government stakeholders to increase and secure service delivery and social protection services for all Venezuelan refugees and migrants; (4) implementing gender-sensitive behavioural change interventions with frontline and service delivery workers to reduce discrimination and improve delivery systems; (5) developing gender-sensitive community-level interventions to promote integration and inclusion of Venezuelan migrants and refugees in host communities; and (6) developing strategic communications and anti-xenophobia and anti-discrimination strategies.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for the project include: (1) strengthened institutional and legal framework to respond to the Venezuelan refugee and migrant crisis in Colombia and Peru; (2) improved institutional coordination and service delivery for Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Colombia and Peru; and (3) increased social cohesion and integration of Venezuelan refugees and migrants with host communities in Colombia and Peru.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of July 2023 include: (1) provided technical assistance to the Governments of Colombia and Peru in support of the development of policies and programs that foster the socio-economic integration of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, while promoting social cohesion between displaced populations and host communities; (2) development and approval of the National Strategy for the Integration of the Venezuelan Migrant Population, as issued by the National Council for Economic and Social Policy of Colombia; (3) creation of Colombia’s National Network of Migrant Cities for Reception, Inclusion and Development; (4) creation and implementation of a high-level Technical Secretariat for Migration Management within the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; (5) development of the National Strategy for Socio-economic Integration of the Migrant Population, which informs Peru’s national migration policy, including access to decent employment and expansion of self-employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for migrants; and (6) development and dissemination of communication and edutainment products, promoting new narratives and greater social cohesion between refugees and migrants, and their host communities. This includes a particular focus on those experiencing differentiated vulnerabilities such as women, 2SLGBTQI+, and people with disabilities.

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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