CANAMID Central America-North America Migration Dialogue


Funded by the MacArthur Foundation (Chicago), the main objective of the CANAMID project is to generate useful and current evidence to support the design of public policies that address the problems of Central American migrants, including the conditions they face in their countries of origin, in transit, and upon arrival to the United States or settlement in Mexico, as well as their potential return to their places of origin.

CANAMID is directed by Pablo Mateos and Agustin Escobar, from the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (Mexico), in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University (USA), and the Institute for Research and Policy Management (INGEP) at the Rafael Landivar University (Guatemala), the Simeon Cañas Central American University (El Salvador), and the organization “Reflection, Research and Communication Team” (Honduras), as well as participants from various institutions in five countries (Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and the United States). Experts from these countries have synthesized the best available evidence for the publication of this series of Policy Briefs covering five priority areas that affect the issue of migration: population, health, education, labor, and violence and security.

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