Large-scale, orderly, and safe labor mobility is an untapped opportunity for Latin America, which encompasses some of the poorest countries in the world with high levels of informal and precarious employment. With this in mind, LaMP undertook a scoping and assessment project to develop a pipeline of proof of-concept projects in the region that demonstrate effective labor mobility and can mature into long-term, large-scale pathways. The projects emerging from this work could have transformative impacts for some of the region’s most vulnerable people, resulting in an estimated additional 50,000 to 70,000 people moving through safe and regular channels over the next 10 years and roughly USD$640M in annual income gains. Put into practice, these projects can demonstrate the tremendous positive impact of better models of labor migration and catalyze new ideas and responses to migration flows, both within the region and around the world.
July 3, 2023