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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2008
    Dominican Republic, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean

    This study on Latin America is based on a sample of eight countries, comprising the big four economies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico; Colombia and Ecuador, two of the poorest South American tropical countries; the Dominican Republic, the largest Caribbean economy; and Nicaragua, the poorest country in Central America. Together, in 2000-04, these countries accounted for 78 percent of the region's population, 80 percent of the region's agricultural value added, and 84 percent of the total gross domestic product (GDP) of Latin America.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2004
    Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean

    Only 30 percent of land suitable for agriculture is utilized for crops (with significant regional variation). More than double the area suitable for pasture is used for livestock grazing, with negative environmental consequences. Although markets provide land access to poor and productive producers, they are not effective in transferring land from large to small producers, implying continuing concentration, driven largely by violence and displacement.

  3. Library Resource
    Securing Forest Tenure Rights for Rural Development: Lessons from Six Countries in Latin America cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Latin America and the Caribbean, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Argentina, Colombia, Peru

    Secure land tenure in rural landscapes is widely recognized as an essential foundation for achieving a range of economic development goals. However, forest areas in low and middle-income countries face particular challenges in strengthening the security of land and resource tenure. Forest peoples are often among the poorest and most politically marginalized communities in their national contexts, and their tenure systems are often based on customary, collective rights that have insufficient formal legal protection.

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2013

    Although many of the problems that Cali
    is experiencing - social and human capital deterioration, a
    declining economy, and institutional crisis - are a
    reflection of Colombia's complicated socioeconomic
    situation, the city has been hit harder by the crisis than
    other large cities, as confirmed by the following
    indicators: GDP, unemployment, poverty rate, inequality, and
    number of homicides. According to recent estimates, the

  5. Library Resource
    August, 2013

    The book intends to trigger, and support
    policy debate in Colombia. The first part distills four
    thematic chapters, responsive to the country's current
    realities, as well as to the five decades of development
    partnership with the Bank, spanning the entire development
    spectrum. First, violence, sustainable peace, and
    development introduces the reader to the source of violence
    - armed, and social conflicts, and drug trade prevalent in

  6. Library Resource
    September, 2013

    The purpose of this study is to assess
    agriculture's competitiveness in Colombia. During the
    past 12 years, Colombia's agricultural sector has
    performed poorly, resulting in the continuation of extensive
    rural poverty. Improving the sector's competitiveness
    is the only sure and lasting way to improve its growth
    performance and reduce poverty. Thus, the main objectives of
    this study are to assess: (a) the sector's current and

  7. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    As the use of Payments for Environmental Services (PES) approaches in developing countries has grown, concern has arisen over the ability of poorer households to participate. This paper uses data from a PES project implemented in Quindio, Colombia, to examine the extent to which poorer households that are eligible to participate are in fact able to do so. The project provides a strong test of the ability of poorer households to participate in a PES program as it required participants to make substantial and complex land use changes.

  8. Library Resource
    August, 2014

    This document presents the recently
    elected Colombian administration with a set of policy notes
    meant to enrich the debate around critical issues affecting
    the country's development. These notes build mostly
    upon existing research and represent the Bank's
    independent view on topics which are either at the crux of
    ongoing policy discussions or merit a more prominent place
    in this dialogue. This window of opportunity provides a very

  9. Library Resource
    May, 2012

    The analysis of the cost of
    environmental degradation conducted as part of the country
    environmental analysis (CEA) shows that the most costly
    problems associated with environmental degradation are urban
    and indoor air pollution; inadequate water supply,
    sanitation, and hygiene; natural disasters (such as flooding
    and landslides); and land degradation. The burden of these
    costs falls most heavily on vulnerable segments of the

  10. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    This concept note presents the strategic
    engagement of the World Bank in the areas of public sector
    management and governance in Colombia. It describes the
    short and medium term approach through which the Bank will
    provide support to the country on those areas of reform, as
    well as their links and synergies with other sectors
    activities. It also provides a summary of the Bank's
    public sector management and governance recent activities

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