In August, Creative Associates International will release findings from one of the most comprehensive analyses of the local factors that drive people to migrate from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, typically with the goal of reaching the United States.

Creative’s extensive research project into the Northern Triangle migration phenomenon consists of two key components: First, it conducted expert analysis to identify the 60 municipalities that account for more than half of irregular migration from the region; Second, Creative fielded professional enumerators to these municipalities to carry out 2,400 in-person interviews. Together, this comprehensive investigation gathered more than 100,000 data points for analysis.

Called Saliendo Adelante—which roughly means “moving forward” in search of a better life—Creative’s groundbreaking research in the Northern Triangle provides new and unique insight into the factors influencing migration from these municipalities and offers evidence about the specific determinants that shape a person’s decision to make the risky, even dangerous, journey.

Key findings from Saliendo Adelante will be released in August along with Creative’s major multimedia project featuring more than a dozen profiles of migrants, expert insights and key results.

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