When USAID/Honduras developed the CDCS, the Mission envisioned a geographic approach that could assist in better defining its geographic areas of intervention while also considering the main drivers of irregular migration in the country.

USAID/Honduras designed an evidence-based Migration Geo-targeting Model to identify municipalities with higher impact potential to reduce the drivers of irregular migration. The model uses a diverse and robust dataset that allows for scenario and cross-variable analysis and draws data from sources including the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, Government of Honduras institutions, and academic research. Based on such data, the known drivers of irregular migration include socio-economic, governance, demographic, health, education, agricultural, citizen security, and environmental variables.