Colombia

  • Journal Article
  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Education Vouchers in Colombia

    This chapter presents evidence on the impact of a voucher program implemented in 1991 in Colombia. Specifically, the analysis is centered on the mechanism by which the program increased learning outcomes.

    Jan 1, 2009

  • Report

    Report

    Lessons Learned from Past Counterinsurgency (COIN) Operations

    Six historic counterinsurgency operations are examined to determine which tactics, techniques, and procedures led to success and which led to failure, with the hope that U.S. counterinsurgency operations in the future can learn from past lessons.

    Aug 17, 2007

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    Report

    Terrorist Groups Teach Each Other Deadly Skills

    Terrorist groups around the world with different ideologies and from different religious and ethnic backgrounds have improved their effectiveness by teaching each other deadly skills such as bomb-making and guerilla warfare techniques.

    Mar 15, 2007

  • Report

    Report

    Arms Trafficking and Colombia

    Identifies the sources and routes used by arms traffickers to buy, sell, transfer, and ship weapons and the implications of small-arms trafficking patterns for U.S. policy.

    Jan 1, 2003

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    The Americas: Colombia's Rebels Talk Peace but Make More War

    Colombia's friends, primarily the U.S., should be prepared to provide sustained and adequate support to the Colombian armed forces, not just for drug eradication, as is the case with the current policy, but to restore the capacity of the Colombian state to defend itself against forces that seek to overthrow ...

    Jul 13, 2001

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Violence Unraveling the Fabric of Society

    Threats to democracy and stability in the Andean region of South America could confront the United States with its most serious security crisis in this hemisphere since the Central American wars of the 1980s.

    Jun 17, 2001

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    A Confounding, Complex Tragedy

    Without external assistance, Colombia cannot defeat the guerrilla-gangster Minotaur that consumes it. It is in our national interest to help. At the same time, it is necessary that we fully comprehend the harsh realities we and our Colombian allies face.

    Jun 17, 2001

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Drugs and Insurgents in Colombia: A Regional Conundrum

    The study concludes by examining possible scenarios for Colombia's future, assessing their implications for the security of neighboring states and suggesting how U.S. policy toward the region might best be redefined.

    Jan 1, 2001

  • Report

    Report

    Colombia's Bold Gamble for Peace

    Colombia's recent rash of kidnappings and terrorism has given rise to government efforts to put an end to the guerrilla warfare and political violence that have plagued the country for twenty years.

    Jan 1, 1985

  • Report

    Report

    The Great Depression and Industrialization in Colombia

    Reviews growth of manufacturing sector in Colombia during the period 1930-45. There was a marked change in the pattern of industrial development after 1930. Relative to GNP, "nontraditional" manufacturing grew more rapidly than it had in the 1920s....

    Jan 1, 1977

  • Report

    Report

    Pirate Settlements, Housing Construction by Incremental Development, and Low Income Housing Policies in Bogota, Colombia

    Examines the economic and social impact of the "pirate settlements" that house nearly half of Bogota's families. Unlike the squatters common throughout the poorer countries, pirate settlers acquire their land legally and then move onto the site and ...

    Jan 1, 1973

  • Report

    Report

    The Residential Movements of Low-Income Families: The Case of Bogota, Colombia

    Examines the residential movements of the immigrant and native low-income families within the Bogota metropolitan area. The city center has lost its unique receiving function for immigrants. Low-income immigrants locate predominately in the illegal...

    Jan 1, 1973

  • Report

    Report

    Soldiers, Guerrillas, and Politics in Colombia

    Analysis of the impact of prolonged guerrilla warfare on the Colombian military.

    Jan 1, 1971

  • Report

    Report

    Rural-Urban Migration in Colombia

    The greatest effect of Colombia's postwar population explosion has been a massive migration from rural to urban areas. Using a model, this study explores the causes of interregional migration. Massive interregional shifts of population are a dynami...

    Jan 1, 1970

  • Report

    Report

    Internal Migration: A Quantitative Study of Rural-Urban Migration in Colombia

    A study of Colombia's increasing internal migration, with the use of a model to indicate migratory response to economic, demographic, and political developments in the urban and rural sectors. Responding strongly to urban market forces and populatio...

    Jan 1, 1969

  • Report

    Report

    Population Growth and Internal Migration in Colombia

    An analysis of Colombia's population explosion and increased internal migration. In recent years, Colombia has experienced one of the world's most rapid population growth rates and an unprecedented migration from rural to urban areas.

    Jan 1, 1969

  • Report

    Report

    Supply Response in the Colombian Coffee Sector

    Formulates an econometric model of the supply of Colombian coffee to use in estimating how the coffee industry would respond to price incentives to lower production.

    Jan 1, 1969

  • Report

    Report

    Planning Educational Change for the Primary Schools of Colombia: A Briefing

    An examination of ways in which Colombian and U.S. Agency for International Development educational planners can improve resource allocation to increase the quantity and quality of education in Colombia.

    Jan 1, 1968

  • Report

    Report

    Returns to Education in Bogota, Colombia

    A study of the rate of return, in terms of wages, to various levels of education for men and women in Bogota. Based on data obtained from a labor force survey in Bogota in September 1965, estimates are derived for the private rate of return and for ...

    Jan 1, 1968