An indictment of some of the Colombian government’s policy choices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Concerns about the Duque government’s plan to focus security and stabilization efforts in five conflictive territories.
An update from a scholar who has been sheltering in place with a campesino family in Briceño, Antioquia, the town chosen for a pilot crop substitution project before the 2016 peace accord was signed.
The think tank affiliated with the FARC political party looks at budgeting for implementation of the first and costliest chapter (“rural reform”) of the 2016 peace accord.
A look at how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting historically conflictive parts of Colombia that were prioritized for the peace accord’s Territorially Focused Development Programs (PDET).
A report from a think tank affiliated with the FARC political party alleges that the Territorially Focused Development Programs (PDET) are departing from the vision foreseen in the peace accords’ first chapter.
A data-filled report on the current status of implementation of the FARC peace accord, compiled by a group of pro-peace members of Colombia’s Congress. (link at juanitaenelcongreso.com)
A graphical overview of efforts to implement the Territorially Focused Development Plans mandated by the peace accords’ first chapter on rural reform, from the government agency created to carry them out. (Link at renovacionterritorio.gov.co)
A look at the state of financing for the Territorially Focused Development Programs (PDET) foreseen in the peace accords’ first chapter, by a think tank affiliated with the FARC party.
After the peace accord, “the national government failed to ensure a functional institutional presence in several PAs [protected areas],” and deforestation increased.
A look at fragmentation of and disputes between armed groups, the effect of Venezuela’s crisis, and the humanitarian crisis in Catatumbo, a conflictive region of Norte de Santander department.
Vanda Felbab-Brown analyzes Colombia’s options for reducing the size of its coca crop, and concludes, “The most effective policy to sustainably reduce illicit crops would deliver robust assistance before demanding eradication.”
A presidential decree laying out the functioning of “Strategic Comprehensive Immigration Zones,” known as ZEII or “Zonas Futuro,” which seek to establish a state presence in small conflictive territories, complementing the peace accords’ Territorially Focused Development Plans (PDET). (Link at dapre.presidencia.gov.co)