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Colombian Private Sector Commitment in Rural Conflict Areas

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Colombia’s private sector has a long history of investing in projects for social inclusion and sustainability.  Now the private sector is deeply engaged in finding and creating business opportunities in rural areas, including those long affected by violence and conflict. 


The U.S. Agency for International Development has established a number of private sector partnerships to advance these Colombian efforts, creating opportunities in the legal economy in support of Colombia’s development objectives and U.S. foreign policy goals.

What “best practices” have emerged from these experiences?  How have efforts to create a fruitful business environment reinforced peace building at the local level?  What more can be done to overcome the enormous challenges of bringing sustainable and inclusive development to formerly neglected rural areas? 


On Monday, October 15, 2018, we discussed these critical issues with leading representatives of the Colombia’s private sector.