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Social Development Policy:

The existing policy for social development of Colombia, that is printed in the National Development Plan 2010-2014 (Plan Nacional de Desarrollo de Colombia- in Spanish) “Prosperity for all”, has as an objective to achieve a society with more employment, less poverty and more security. This goal is to be achieved through the growth of sustainable and comprehensive social development.

With respect to the reduction of poverty specifically, a strategy has been put into place and it is based on actions that can be classified into two categories: the actions of the direct channel and ones of the indirect channel. The actions of the direct channel refer to a strategy of equal opportunity and comprehensive development that guarantees that every Colombian has access to the fundamental tools that will allow him/her to fulfill his/her destiny, regardless of gender, ethnicity, social position or place of origin. The actions of the indirect channel are associated with the economic growth strategy and the macroeconomic environment based on five locomotives (mining, housing, infrastructure, agricultural production) that allow the growth of the median income.

Vision of Social Protection:

The vision of the social protection system of Colombia is to improve the quality of life of the Colombian population, by protecting them against different risks; guaranteeing equal opportunities for all the population through an equitable health system that is sustainable and of high quality; by ensuring an equitable, relevant and high quality education system; and through the establishment of an environment that favors business development.

Legal and regulatory frameworks:

  • Law 789 of 2002: Creates the Social Protection System (Sistema de Protección Social- in Spanish).
  • Decree Number 205 of 2003: Determines the objectives and functions of the Ministry of Social Protection.
  • Law 1450 of 2011: Reason for which the National Development Plan 2010-2014 was issued.
Implementing Institution(s):

The entities that lead the sector, who are responsible for the implementation of social protection policies are, among others:

  • Ministry of Health and Social Protection: has as its objectives to formulate, adopt, direct, coordinate, execute and evaluate public policy concerning health, public health, and social promotion in health, and to participate in the formulation of policies concerning pensions, periodical economic benefits and occupational risks. http://www.minsalud.gov.co/
  • The Department for Social Prosperity (Departamento para la Prosperidad Social DPS- in Spanish): is the government agency that seeks to set policies, general plans, programs and projects for the assistance, attention and reparation of victims of violence, social inclusion, attention to vulnerable groups and social and economic reintegration. http://www.dps.gov.co/

Other agencies involved in social protection policies and programs in Colombia are:

Programs
Program Topics
Incentive for Employment Training (ICE)
  • Income Generation & Employment
Multidimensional Poverty Indexes
  • Multidimensional Poverty Indexes
National Agency for Overcoming Extreme Poverty (UNIDOS)
  • Food Security
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Income Generation & Employment
  • Social Interest Housing
  • Gender
National policy for the eradication of extreme poverty
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Income Generation & Employment
  • Social Interest Housing
  • Gender
  • Comprehensive Child Care
  • Differential Approach to Ethnic Groups
Nutritional Recovery Centers and Nutritional Recovery with a Community Approach
  • Food Security
Prevention of Recruitment and Use of Children and Adolescents
  • Youth
Project on an Environmental and Traditional Corridor
  • Differential Approach to Ethnic Groups
ReSA
  • Food Security
SISBEN
  • Funding for Social Programs
Specialized Program and Services for Children and Youth
  • Youth
Support for the Strengthening of Ethnic Group Families
  • Differential Approach to Ethnic Groups
Recent Activity
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National policy for the eradication of extreme poverty Julie Harris
4 years 1 month ago
SISBEN Julie Harris
4 years 2 months ago
National Agency for Overcoming Extreme Poverty (UNIDOS) Julie Harris
4 years 2 months ago
ReSA Julie Harris
4 years 2 months ago
Incentive for Employment Training (ICE) Julie Harris
4 years 2 months ago
Prevention of Recruitment and Use of Children and Adolescents Julie Harris
4 years 2 months ago
Specialized Program and Services for Children and Youth Julie Harris
4 years 2 months ago
Project on an Environmental and Traditional Corridor Julie Harris
4 years 2 months ago
Multidimensional Poverty Indexes: Cases from Latin American and Europe Alexandra Barrantes
4 years 2 months ago
Nutritional Recovery Centers and Nutritional Recovery with a Community Approach Julie Harris
4 years 3 months ago
Contact

For more information, please contact: National Planning Department (DPS)https://www.dnp.gov.co/

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