Returning Government to Colombia's Conflict Zones: A Light Footprint
Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Americas Program
An overview of USAID/OTI's Initial Governance Response Program:
Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning, USAID
Views from the field:
First Civil Coordinator of Colombia's Plan de Consolidación Integral de la Macarena (PCIM)
Diego Meyer Artunduaga
Mayor, San Juan de Arama
With commentary by:
Johanna Mendelson Forman
Senior Associate, CSIS Americas Program and Simon Chair in Political Economy
Robert D. Lamb
Senior Fellow and Director, Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation (C3)
Senior Associate, CSIS Americas Program
The subject of this discussion was how the Integrated Governance Response Program (IGRP), developed by the government of Colombia, with the support of USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives, could become a model for foreign assistance support for state reform without leaving a large footprint.
CSIS evaluated the IGRP in 2009 and did a follow-up study in 2011. The findings set the scene for a discussion of how this approach can address Colombia's ongoing security and development needs.
*Our special thanks to Creative Associates for their generous support of this event.