Economic Integration for Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants

Fostering the economic inclusion of Venezuelans would allow them to become more self-reliant—decreasing their vulnerability, supporting their host country’s recovery from COVID-19, and reducing the need for further donor support. It would also generate a wide range of benefits for host countries. If Venezuelans are able to work, they would earn higher incomes, pay more taxes, contribute their skills and knowledge to the companies they work for, open businesses, and hire locals. Our work has found that in Colombia alone, the integration of Venezuelans could yield a US$1 billion increase in GDP every year. Visit our Let Them Work initiative to learn more.