Support for the development and evaluation of productive projects to reinstate former members of the Farc-EP

The national government, through the Agency for the Reinstatement and Normalization aimed to reinstate the ex-combatants of the FARC-EP into civilian life and, thus, supported the development of productive projects with an average investment of 8 million per ex-combatant, which allowed them to generate legal income. To guarantee the success of the reinstatement and avoid future criminal behavior, these economic and productive initiatives needed to be sustainable in the short, medium and long term. The aim was to strengthen the development opportunities and income generation of the reinstated population, based on the long-term sustainable productive activities that shall improve their economic sustainability and social integration. 
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Bogotá, colombia
4.710988599999999
-74.072092
Project duration
2019 - 2020
Financed by
  • Innpulsa Colombia – Fondo Colombia en Paz

The project

This project, implemented by Swisscontact, aimed to support the Government’s efforts by strengthening the feasibility of these productive initiatives, beginning with the formulation and evaluation of the projects. Technical advice was provided from the planning stage of the productive projects, identifying market opportunities for these projects from a value chain approach. The fact that many of the beneficiaries lived in isolated rural areas of difficult access and low infrastructure with few public services often presents a challenge that can constrain the viability of the projects.

The Agency for the Reinstatement and Normalization (ARN) has identified 40 collective projects and 509 individual projects. The most relevant production projects had to do with livestock, coffee and fish farming. These projects were accompanied by Swisscontact with a team of specialised consultants in each production line who also have experience in the market component.

Goals

  • Technical assistance to assess the viability of both individual and collective projects.
  • Carry out the unification and methodological transfer for the formulation and evaluation of productive projects
  • Formulate 500 individual productive projects
  • Evaluate 40 collective projects with their technical concept

Project partner

  • INNPULSA Colombia- ARN – Fondo Colombia en Paz

Results

2020

  • 509 individual productive projects were formulated.
  • 40 collective (associative) projects were evaluated.
  • Transfer of knowledge on the inclusive market approach and analysis of market opportunities to the team selected by the ARN
  • Documentary analysis and recommendation for the formulation of individual projects
  • Design, update and analysis of the traffic light tool for individual and collective projects
  • Elaboration of communication material (2 videos) for the visibility of the experiences of project formulation and evaluation