Joint programme to improve the human security of Ngöbe and Buglé temporary migrants in Costa Rica and Panama

Duration: April 2013 – March 2016
Budget: US$3,624,968 (UNTFHS: $2,732,477; Pooled Funding: $892,491)
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.


Programme Summary