Citizen participation as an element of local development. Case study: Sector el Codito

  • Luna Cuellar, Edgar Ramiro (PI)

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The justification for the project is that from the experiences of International Cooperation for Development it has been identified that one of the components with the greatest impact on local development is citizen participation. Where communities assume their own development, state and International Cooperation investments have a greater impact and efficiency. However, in Colombia, advances in the area of participation have not been able to overcome the stage of generating norms and institutions, thus losing the opportunity for a public policy of participation to become a transformer of the reality of vulnerable populations that seek to consolidate local development processes. For this reason, this project seeks to find, based on a deep analysis of the reality of participation in the El Codito Sector of the Municipality of Usaquén, the elements that will allow for the understanding of the phenomenon in vulnerable communities, in order to generate a proposal for education for participation that will promote local development.
Effective start/end date2/2/0912/31/12

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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