The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Inter-American Development Bank partnered to create the BetterTogether / JuntosEsMejor Challenge, a global initiative to crowdsource, fund, and scale innovative solutions from Venezuelans, wherever they are, and innovators worldwide to support Venezuelans and host communities affected by the migration.
To learn more about the Challenge, review our resources:
To learn more about how the Challenge worked, review our Annual Program Statement, subsequent amendments:
The Regional Crisis
We're facing the largest external displacement of people in the Western Hemisphere's history. 1 in 7 Venezuelans have left their homeland, more than 5 million people who have left behind best friends, family members, and loved ones. In 2017, a majority of the population lost an average of 25 pounds, and 80% of the population did not have a reliable source of food. The outflow of Venezuelans to neighboring countries in Latin America and the Caribbean has had a growing impact on healthcare systems, public services, labor markets, community relations, and infrastructure.
How the Challenge Worked
The Challenge is:
Where We Work
All proposed solutions are being implemented in one or more of the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, or Venezuela*.
*USAID funds the implementation of solutions inside Venezuela.
The BetterTogether Challenge is a global initiative to crowdsource, fund, and scale forward-thinking solutions from anywhere in the world to support Venezuelans and host communities affected by the regional crisis. BetterTogether is a partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Inter-American Development Bank.
The information provided on this website is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government. The information also cannot be attributed to the Inter-American Development Bank, its representatives, or member countries.