Research for peacebuilding and development
For this reason, the Program aims at systematizing and analyzing the dynamics of the regional and national conflict, as well as the social mobilization in favor of peace and the promotion of development, in order to identify the main recommendations that need to be taken into account in the creation of regional peace and development agendas.
The project analyzes four regions of the country:
1. Eastern Caribbean Coast: Northern Cesar, Southern Guajira, and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
2. Western Caribbean Coast: Southern Córdoba, Urabá region of the Departments of Antioquia and Chocó (Middle and Lower Atrato River Basin.
3. Norte de Santander: Cúcuta and Catatumbo.
4. Colombian Pacific Coast: Tumaco.
Additionally, the project draws on two main CINEP/Peace Program research lines: Political Violence and State-building and Peace Studies.
Political violence and state-building
Since its creation in 1972, the Political Violence and State-Building team has accumulated a long list of research products regarding the Colombian armed conflict, the population process of the country, regional and national political dynamics, Church-State relationships, and economic development. It has focused on the regional evolution of the internal armed conflict, the transformations of the actors, and their relations with the population and the local and regional power groups.