Over 7 Million People Have Fled Venezuela. This Is The Largest Displacement of People in the Western Hemisphere.
TheBetterTogether / JuntosEsMejor Challenge crowdsourced, funded, and scaled innovations that support Venezuelans and host communities impacted by the regional crisis
The Regional Crisis
Venezuela’s political and economic crisis has driven over 7 million people to flee this once prosperous country. As a result, we are facing the largest external displacement of people in the Western Hemisphere’s history. The outflow of Venezuelans to neighboring countries in Latin America and the Caribbean has impacted on healthcare systems, public services, labor markets, community relations, and infrastructure.
The BetterTogether Challenge, jointly led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), identified, funded, and strengthened ground-breaking solutions to one or more aspects of the Venezuelan crisis.
Where We Worked
All proposed solutions were implemented in one or more of the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
This website contains data about grantees funded by the United States Agency for International Development, as the grantees funded by the Inter-American Development Bank are ongoing.
The JuntosEsMejor Challenge was “critical for the birth and success of [our] service. Without it, the project would have remained an idea.” - JuntosEsMejor grantee
The U.S. Agency for International Development is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. USAID Challenges bring global attention and resources to specific, well-defined international development problems and promote innovative approaches to solving them.
The Inter-American Development Bank works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, they help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. The Bank aims to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. IDB Lab is the innovation laboratory of the IDB Group. They mobilize financing, knowledge and connections to catalyze innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean.