Colombia Democracy and Governance Assessment
Using the USAID Democracy and Governance (DG) Assessment Framework, Democracy International conducted a broad, strategic assessment of democracy and governance opportunities in Colombia for USAID. Working together with Management Systems International (MSI), DI provided a comprehensive analysis of the state of democracy in Colombia and developed a set of recommendations USAID democracy and governance programs in the country. The team found that the principal problem facing Colombia was the existence of separate governing systems in the country due to the inability of the state to reach regions in conflict. The team thus recommended greater emphasis on addressing the problems of armed conflict in war-torn parts of Colombia and on promoting policy reform in regions where democracy is more institutionalized.
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