While 2019 has come with its own increasingly complex challenges, it has been a year of progress. The MIRPS expanded to include El Salvador as one of the member States. Similarly, in ensuring its momentum, a rotational President Pro Tempore Presidency was established.

The MIRPS countries have made progress in the realization, development and strengthening of their National Plans. This has helped to increase the areas of protection for populations of interest, improve access to social protection and the local integration of these populations, as well as fostering actions aimed at expanding investment in education, access to the formal labour markets and other livelihood opportunities for these populations in their host communities.

Similarly, a resource quantification exercise was undertaken to quantify total needs, State investments and funding gaps, as well as to set in motion commitments established in the updated national plans.