PADF Launches New Initiative to Include Migrants and Refugees in Peru’s Labor Market

The new initiative “Empresas Integradoras” aims to promote, recognize, and incentivize Peruvian companies that engage vulnerable populations, including migrants and refugees.

It includes two components:

  • Development of a toolbox to promote and raise awareness of the importance of labor inclusion.
  • Recognition of good practices by micro and small businesses, as well as medium and large companies, at the national level.

This initiative is expected to boost socioeconomic development for all Peruvians, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which recognize that diversity is key to business growth. Starting this month, online training courses will be available to Peruvian companies that promote equity and the inclusion of women, indigenous communities, people with disabilities, the LGBTQI+ community, Afro-descendants, older people, migrants, and refugees, populations that represent more than 60% of the country.

We invite you to learn more about “Empresas Integradoras,” which aims to strengthen capacity building and social responsibility and reduce poverty rates in Peru. If your company would like to participate, download the application requirements and submit your application via the website. If you have questions, please email

The initiative is led by the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and the Center for Information and Education for the Prevention of Drug Abuse (Cedro), together with the National Confederation of Private Business Institutions (CONFIEP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). It was launched in Lima on January 31, with representatives of government institutions, civil society and 37 companies in the health, finance, transport, retail, mining, commercial sectors. Companies in attendance included Intercorp, Manpower, Transportes Cruz del Sur, Química Suiza, Macroconsult, Minera Chinalco, Enel Perú, and Farmacias Peruanas, and their representatives mainly work in human resources, procurement, and sustainability.

By being part of ‘Empresas Integradoras,’ we are recognizing that we live in a diverse and multicultural country, generating opportunities for all people.”

I want to recognize the work we are achieving together with the private sector and society. Let us consider the social need to intervene in multidimensional solutions for the country’s citizens. Through our combined efforts, we will build a strong nation for a strong Peru.”

Published on February 16, 2023.

“Empresas Integradoras” is developed within the framework of the “Integrando Horizontes” program, made possible with funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

Soraya Osorio

Country Director – Colombia


Carolina Brea

Carolina Brea

Migration Director


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