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National Reports


On October 26, 2010, UNDP Colombia launched a GIM national report, titled “Estrategias Empresariales para la Superación de la Pobreza y la Exclusión en Colombia” (available in Spanish only). In partnership with the government and in collaboration with a wide steering committee (Acción Social, National Planning Department, Colombia Lider, AVINA, Ashoka, CECODES, ANDI, Fundación Carolina), Colombia is the first country to apply the GIM 2.0 research methodology at the national level, including the production of 13 national case studies and a contextualized GIM report.

The case studies are spread across sectors and regions, including in conflict-affected areas where companies are contributing to peace efforts through entrepreneurial activities. They include: Cemex’ Patrimonio Hoy, Compañía Nacional de Chocolates, Empresa Publica de Medellin, Peldar, aeioTu, Fundación Surtigas, Fundación UNE, Hugo Restrepo y Compañía, Corporación Oro Verde, Indupalma, Natura, PAVCO S.A. and Súper de Alimentos.

The report also introduces a new market constraint, namely ‘insecurity and mistrust’, as well as a new matrix for analyzing value exchanges among different stakeholders, as illustrated below.

Further to the publication of the report, Colombia is already executing a project for Inclusive Economic Development (DEI), which will develop inclusive business projects in 6 locations where low-income population and Internally Displaced People live.

Matrix of Value Exchange (“Matriz de Intercambio de Valor”)