Author Archives: Cristina Child

About Cristina Child

CLASS Director of Membership Masters in International Development Candidate 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cornell University

Medellin: Most Innovative City in the World

Last month the Wall Street Journal granted Medellin – Colombia’s second largest city – the title of “Innovative City of the Year”. This title results from a competition launched by the WSJ and the Urban Land Institute and sponsored by … Continue reading

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Red Unidos: The National Strategy for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty in Colombia

The Colombian Administrative Department for Social Prosperity (Departamento Administrativo para la Prosperidad Social or DPS in spanish) was consolidated in November 2011 by the national government, in an effort to articulate the (until then) isolated and disarticulate public initiatives that … Continue reading

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Compartamos con Colombia: An innovative and collaborative approach to social development

Colombia presents a challenging socio-economic framework, with approximately one third of its population living under the poverty line and inequality indexes reflecting the worst income distribution in Latin America. As a result, nonprofit organizations have become increasingly relevant in the … Continue reading

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THE END to five decades of internal armed conflict?

Colombia has been immersed in a deeply rooted internal armed conflict for over 5 decades now. This week the peace talks between the national government and the insurgent groups (FARC) reactivated in Cuba. This country was chosen as a guarantor … Continue reading

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Colombia, Nicaragua and the San Andres Archipelago

Last Monday, November 19th of 2012 the International Court of Justice ruled on a territorial dispute between Colombia and Nicaragua, which dates back to 1928 when an international agreement declared the archipelago of San Andres and Providencia part of Colombian … Continue reading

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