The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), through its Mexico and Central America human rights project, works to prevent migration and assist returned migrants. We strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations that work directly with migrants and support the development of tools used by states to address the root causes of migration.
We also encourage efforts that promote the economic reintegration of migrants who have returned to their countries of origin. Our research focuses on the economic and educational conditions of returnees, the reintegration plans promoted by the state, as well as the factors that lead to the establishment of strong roots, therefore preventing further migration. We have supported pilot projects that promote reintegration in Guatemala and El Salvador.
Our participatory approach engages local municipalities, civil society, the private sector, universities, and returned migrants who are now active in their communities.
Published on March 24, 2022.
Jared (Jed) Hoffman
Regional Director for Mexico & Central America