There is little evidence on the causal impact of interventions to reduce xenophobia and improve the integration of migrants into receiving societies.

On this page you can access the results of experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of different communication campaigns, carried out in nine countries in the region and details of the experiments, including the videos used in the interventions, so that they can be widely used. A statistical annex is also presented with results that complement the discussion of the book.

This is the product of a joint research initiative with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), whose purpose is to improve the welfare conditions of the migrant population in LAC, by correcting perception errors.

The page also hosts nine country studies published in the UNDP LAC Policy Papers series that document the migration phenomenon and the response of governments. These studies are part of the UNDP effort to contribute to the understanding and approach of a problem that is central to the development of the region.



Emotive Videos

Barbados | Chile | Colombia | Costa Rica | Ecuador | Mexico | Peru | Dominican Republic (1 y 2) | Trinidad and Tobago

The data may be reproduced with attribution to IDB and UNDP and for any non-commercial purpose in its original or in any derivative form, provided the derivative work is licensed under the same terms as the original. The IDB and UNDP are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained in derivative works and do not warrant that such derivative works do not infringe the rights of third parties.


To quote the source of this dataset, use:  

Cruces, Guillermo and Fajardo, Johanna and Hernández, Pablo and Ibáñez, Ana María and Luzes, Marta and Meléndez, Marcela and Muñoz, Felipe and Rodríguez Guillén, Lucina and Laura Tenjo. 2023. A Better World for the Migrant Population of Latin America and the Caribbean. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP).


UNDP LAC Country studies






Main results presentation (PPT)