Can Peace Break Out in Colombia?

The tentative, but historic, peace deal between the government and the FARC may not be popular. But it still might work.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy

Natural Gas Market Outlook

Given their close proximity to the United States, LAC countries are well-positioned to capitalize on the surplus of US gas exports and current buyer’s market.

Lisa Viscidi, Carlos Sucre, Sean Karst

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Uribe y Santos

Santos Must Face Down Uribe

Uribe, a key figure in Colombian politics, continues to influence people’s perceptions on the peace process.

Michael Shifter

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A Conversation with Simón Gaviria

With no time to lose, Colombia’s newly appointed Director of National Planning has gotten to work on an ambitious agenda.

Ilona de Zamaroczy

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Education Management in Colombia

In search of extend coverage, each subsystem has implemented strategies according to their characteristics (decentralization, engagement with the private system, extension of public supply), but with the common objective to integrate more the vulnerable people.

Cecilia María Vélez

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Afro Colombian childre Video

Public Policies for Afro-Descendant Communities in Colombia

Much remains to be done to protect and promote Afro-Descendant communities’ rights and development in Colombia, according to the panel discussion hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue, the Gender and Diversity Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank, and Phelps Stokes on May 20, 2011. Although Colombia has made steps in the right direction, current policies need to be reinforced. It was also suggested that Afro-Descendants work together across countries and communities to better envision a common purpose and to strengthen their political influence.

Mariellen Jewers

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There is progress, but challenges remain

In the past five years the country has showed progress in education. More children and youth are enrolled, dropout and repetition rates have decrease, teacher trainings have improved and there is a new system for entering and moving up the career ladder based on performance. In addition, resources for this…

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Colombia: Panorama de la profesión docente

Como parte de las actividades del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Profesionalización Docente, de PREAL, se han desarrollado seis estudios de caso sobre la profesión docente en distintos países de Latinoamérica. El presente resumen ejecutivo sintetiza el panorama de los docentes en el caso de Colombia, partiendo de una caracterización del…

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Informando el progreso educativo

PREAL dará un activo apoyo a los informes de progreso educativo regionales, nacionales y subnacionales durante el 2005. Mientras la Comisión Centroamericana para la Reforma Educativa de PREAL está afinando los términos de referencia de lo que será su tercer informe regional que se publicará a fines de año (ver…

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To Improve, an Urgent Challenge

During the last ten years education in el Valle del Cauca has progressed in some ways, but in others it has declined. Illiteracy rates have decreased, average school years have increased- in both aspects el Valle del Cauca is better thant the rest of the country-; besides, teachers have improved…

Fundación Instituto Baldo para el Desarrollo de las Organizaciones

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We Have to Move Forward

Since 1995 Casanare showed great progress in education. The increase in quota was three time higher than the national average and enrollment reached 81%. Casanare also managed to decrease repetition and droupt rates, decrease the differences among children from rural and urban areas and to increase the proportion of teachers…

Blanca Lilia Caro Acero

Great Progress, but Inefficient

Since 1994, Antioquia and Medellin have made valuable fforts to cover and improve quaility education. Between that year and 2002 the number of enrolled students increased by 2% per year and the major efforts were towareds preschool, secondary and middle education. Moreover, almost all children between 7 and 11 years…

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