• A young woman in a blue dress stands in a coffee plantation with her infant child who is dressed in a grey shirt. There is a large tree behind them.

    Duration: April 2013 - March 2016
    Budget: US$3,624,968
    Implementing Agencies: IOM, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP

    The programme contributed to the development of an effective cross-border strategy for Ngöbe and Buglé indigenous groups from western Panama in search of seasonal employment in neighbouring Costa Rica. In partnership with local and national authorities, the programme strengthened the economic, food and health security of those most vulnerable in Panama, while simultaneously improving access to essential services and worker protections in Costa Rica and along the migratory route.