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Andrea Tanco
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Andrea Tanco

Strategic Advisor to President
Associate Policy Analyst

202 266 1935

@andreatanco

Andrea Tanco serves as Strategic Advisor to the President and as Associate Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). In her role as Strategic Advisor, she supports President Andrew Selee on MPI’s strategic positioning, institution building, development of new initiatives, leadership, and board management. As an Associate Policy Analyst, her research centers on Latin American migration policy, with a special focus on Mexico.

Ms. Tanco joined MPI from the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, where she developed strategic projects to inform policymakers and the public on the importance of the U.S.-Mexico relationship. Prior to her work with the Mexico Institute, she conducted research for Robin Wright, a joint fellow with the Wilson Center and the U.S. Institute of Peace, on security and political developments in the Middle East for the digital project “The Islamists Are Coming.” Earlier, she was a Grant Research Task Force Volunteer at Collateral Repair Project, an urban refugee-assisting nonprofit based in Amman, Jordan, where she conducted field research on forced migration in Jordan.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in government and a secondary degree in international relations from Smith College, where she focused on relations between the United States and the Middle East and Latin America. She is also an alumna of the Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong.

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Laying the Foundation for Regional Cooperation: Migration Policy and Institutional Capacity in Mexico and Central America
Reports
April 2021
By  Andrew Selee, Ariel G. Ruiz Soto, Andrea Tanco, Luis Argueta and Jessica Bolter
Sentando las bases para una cooperación regional: Política migratoria y capacidad institucional en México y Centroamérica
Reports
April 2021
By  Andrew Selee, Ariel G. Ruiz Soto, Andrea Tanco, Luis Argueta and Jessica Bolter
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Reports
March 2021
By  Camille Le Coz, Samuel Davidoff-Gore, Timo Schmidt, Susan Fratzke, Andrea Tanco, Maria Belen Zanzuchi and Jessica Bolter

Recent Activity

Reports
April 2021

Los países de la región que se extiende desde Panamá hasta la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México enfrentan una importante oportunidad para fortalecer la cooperación en materia de migración. Este informe examina los pilares fundamentales que pueden sentar las bases de la cooperación regional. Además de evaluar la capacidad institucional, los marcos legales y las políticas migratorias, también identifica áreas clave en el desarrollo de capacidades.

Reports
April 2021

The countries in the region that stretches from Panama to the U.S.-Mexico border face an important opportunity to strengthen cooperation on migration. This report examines key building blocks that can lay the foundation for regional cooperation. In addition to assessing institutional capacity, legal frameworks, and migration policies, it also identifies key areas for capacity-building efforts.

Reports
March 2021

Ten years into Syria's conflict, Syrians remain the largest refugee population worldwide. As they face limited prospects for resettlement or safe return, how can host countries and donors promote resilience for refugees and host communities alike? This report offers examples of creative policy solutions in the areas of protection, social protection, education, livelihoods, and health care from displacement contexts in 16 countries.