IDB Migration Initiative (Clean drinking water and sanitation program for la Guajira)

Projet terminé

Switzerland supports to the newly created Migration Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that was created in support of Latin American and Caribbean migrants and their host communities and accordingly contributes to deter grave development crisis by empowering communities to foster integration and consequently to strengthen stability of the region and Colombia in particular.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Amérique latine
Approvisionnement en eau
Assainissement d'eau
Migration en général (développement et partenariats)
01.10.2019 - 30.09.2022
CHF  4’800’000

Large and sudden intraregional migration flows became an emerging challenge in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that, if not properly and urgently addressed, will have detrimental mid- and long-term effects on growth, poverty reduction, social inclusion and social and political stability in the region. As the largest source of development finance in LAC, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) wants to step up its support to countries facing high influx of migrants.

The department of La Guajira in Northern Colombia has an acute water deficit, one of the most critical in the country. Rapid population growth, of which migration is an important component (in 2018 alone the department received 107’000 Venezuelan migrants), poses another crucial challenge. Municipalities in La Guajira, some of the poorest in Colombia, are already struggling to expand water and sanitation coverage to meet the needs of the local population.

Funding from SDC will help accelerating the deployment of both physical and institutional investments.

Objectifs The development of solutions to address the effects of migration in countries with communities disproportionally affected by large and sudden intraregional migration inflows is accelerated.
Groupes cibles Migrants and their host communities in rural and urban areas of La Guajira
Effets à moyen terme
  • Access to water and sanitation, electricity, housing, and social infrastructure is improved.

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • Affordable and reliable water and sanitation services are available.
  • Basic sanitation and waste management of solid waste is improved.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:   N/A

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Aide humanitaire
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Institution financière internationale (IFI)
Secteur privé
  • Banque interaméricaine de développement (other)
  • Secteur privé étranger Nord

Autres partenaires
UN agencies, (I)NGOs
Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs Donor Coordination Committee; local governments, public and private sectors
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    4’800’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    3’800’000 Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF    50’000’000 Projet total depuis la première phase Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF   4
Phases du projet

Phase 1 01.10.2019 - 30.09.2022   (Completed)