Growing state presence: immediate steps for rural enterprise interventions in conflict affected areas
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Asdal A. 2011. Growing state presence: immediate steps for rural enterprise interventions in conflict affected areas. CIAT Policy Brief 3. Cali, Colombia: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).
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After extended conflict, states must move quickly to re-establish government presence and credibility, particularly in areas that have traditionally lacked access to state services. As a case study, we examine Colombia’s 2007–2010 pilot program, the Plan de Consolidación Integral de la Macarena (PCIM), in particular its component project Progreso, a program for immediate rural enterprise intervention. Progreso’s relative success stemmed from its commitment to facilitating both demand and supply for public services: demand by supporting the growth of producer organizations that need state services, and supply by building capacity among local actors with whom state services can interact.