In our Library, you can find publications containing our research, workguides and other materials generated by the Western Hemisphere Program and IOM. You will also find information materials about our tools and campaigns and reports on our work.




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Toolkit for Development Partners: Integrating Migration into COVID-19 Socio-economic Response

Informed by the “UN Framework for the Immediate Socio‑Economic Response to COVID‑19”, and relevant EU and UN policy frameworks, the Toolkit provides analysis and practical tools to enable policymakers and practitioners to deal with the ways in which migration and sustainable development interact within the context of the COVID‑19 pandemic.

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C4D in Central America: Think it twice [Summary]

Discover in this document the strategic proposal, audience and key messages built along with participating communities in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, for the development of our new campaign: "Think it twice".

Campaign logo: La verdad, es más seguro si migrás informado

C4D in Tapachula, Mexico: Migrating informed [Summary]

Discover here the strategic proposal with which the Migrating Informed campaign has been adapted to respond to the new challenges posed by COVID-19.

Campaign logo:De boca en boca, la gente se equivoca

C4D in Costa Rica: Mistakes by Word of Mouth [Summary]

Discover in this document the strategic proposal, audience and key messages constructed with the community for the first C4D campaign in Costa Rica.

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Effects of COVID-19 on Migrants in Central America and the Caribbean: main findings

This study was conducted throughout the month of June, 2020, by digital means and using snowball sampling. Findings are based on 1660 valid answers and include three population segments: extraregional migrants in Central America and Mexico, people from Central America or Mexico who are migrants in any place of the world and people who are native to Central America or Mexico and who plan on migrating.

Summary of main findings of the survey: COVID-19 effects on migrants in Central America and Mexico

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) presents the main findings of a survey addressed to migrants (in their home countries or residing, potential or in transit) of Central America and
Mexico. The main goal was to generate data for the analysis of the COVID-19 repercussions on migrants that can guide the response of the multiple actors involved in health response,
migration management and strategies for socioeconomic recovery. This document summarizes the main results of the survey.

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Summary of Communication for Development campaigns in Central America and Mexico. September 2020

The International Organization for Migration has previously promoted communication for development (C4D) campaigns in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico, motivating informed decision-making on alternatives to irregular migration such as local development opportunities, regular migration options and migration regularization with a view to accessing employment options. Learn about the campaigns proposed in 2020, in response to the context of COVID-19. This year, Costa Rica also joins the project.


Mechanisms that facilitate labour migration

Research project on mechanisms that facilitate labour migration

This study aims to address the lack of information on the mechanisms - that is, bilateral or multilateral agreements, memoranda of understanding, temporary work schemes, among others - that exist in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean to facilitate labor migration, as well as their status of implementation and its uses. Discover here the research proposal.

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Temporary employment permit application requirements (Belize)

Learn the requirements to apply for the hiring of foreign workers in Belize or to be a self-employed migrant.

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Results of the information collection process at La Carpio, Costa Rica

The methodology of Communciation for Development (C4D) is currently being implemented in the community of La Carpio, Costa Rica. As a first step, we conducted a baseline, to understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices of young people concerning migration and regularization. Find the results here.