Current Work

Supporting a democratic peace process with post-conflict peacebuilding

In support of Colombia’s peace process, CIPE has worked with a consortium of partners to support dialogue in post-conflict zones and provide input into the country’s legislative process on issues such as taxation, property rights, and agriculture.

In collaboration with various Chambers of Commerce, the Institute of Political Science (ICP), and Jaime Arteaga & Asociados (JA&A) CIPE has encouraged intra-stakeholder dialogues to collect recommendations and encourage responsible investment in Colombia’s Zones Most Affected by Poverty and Violence (PDET) regions. CIPE and its partner Jaime Arteaga & Asociados established the Observatory for Private Investment, a digital repository that summarizes investment patterns and indicators across PDET’S.

Spurring economic recovery, digitalization and structural reform

In collaboration with its partner the Foundation for Superior Education and Development (Fedesarrollo), CIPE is producing significant research, analysis, and policy advice to empower the private and public sectors to adapt to digital changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Colombia. By encouraging fluid dialogue with both private businesses and government institutions CIPE and Fedesarollo are identifying public policies to restart economic growth in Colombia.

Supporting the business alliance for gender equity

In collaboration with the Center for Political Analysis (CPA) of the EAFIT University, CIPE is supporting the Business Alliance for Gender Equity, a consortium of leading local institutions such as Proantioquia, Andi Antioquia, EAFIT, Aequales, Chamber of Commerce of Medellin, Avon, Comfama, Grupo Argos, Secretariat of Women of Antioquia, and Secretariat of Women of Medellin that launched in 2020. Through its work with the Alliance, CIPE is producing knowledge of how local companies perform in terms of gender equality, tracking best practices in gender equality of large, medium, and small enterprises and supporting trainings and seminars.


Angela Maria Velez, Director of Colombia Office

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