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Video February 8, 2022

Out of the Shadows: The Impact of Amnesties on the Lives of Migrants

The Global South hosts more than 85 percent of refugees, and its countries have implemented a vast diversity of policies concerning refugees’ free mobility, access to safety nets, regular migratory status, and access to a job permit. How is the well-being of refugees affected when they are offered the opportunity to fully integrate into their host communities? In this Policy Research Talk on February 8, 2022, World Bank Research Economist Sandra Rozo addressed this question with new evidence from a regularization program offered by the Colombian government to nearly half a million Venezuelan refugees in 2018.