Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees in Brazil: Challenges to integration and local impact

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This webinar, Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees in Brazil: Challenges to integration and local impact, is the third of the webinar series Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement: From Research to Policy Making, which aims to discuss the latest research on forced displacement. 

The webinar will focus on the challenges faced by Venezuelan refugees and migrants and their impact on the local economy. As of October 2020, there were 261,441 Venezuelan nationals living in Brazil, representing the largest share of Brazil’s 1.3 million refugees and migrants population. While the economic gains of immigration are well documented in the literature, the evidence on the impacts of forced displacement are mixed and focused mainly on high income countries.

The seminar series aims to disseminate findings from quantitative research on forced displacement and to discuss its implications on programming and policy. It provides a platform for disseminating research that is targeted, forward-looking and will help practitioners and policymakers design and deliver effective forced displacement programs.