NEW ORGANIZED CRIME DYNAMICS: Challenges to Peace, Security and Stability in Colombia and the Region.

Project: Research project

Description

Organized crime (CO) constitutes one of the greatest threats to public and citizen security in Latin America and Colombia. In order to address the challenges this phenomenon generates in the current context of peacebuilding in Colombia, the Faculty of Political Science, Government and International Relations (FCPGRI) of the University of Rosario and InSight Crime have joined forces to found the Colombian Organized Crime Observatory, whose work has been planned around three dimensions: a) carrying out fieldwork aimed at monitoring the changing dynamics of CO in Colombia; b) articulating applied research and fieldwork in the generation of content analyzing the main patterns and trends of CO in Colombia and its articulation with other criminal organizations in the region; and c) holding public debate events with international experts in the area of CO, senior representatives of the security sector in Colombia and national and regional decision-makers.
It is expected, from the work of the Observatory to contribute to the development and improvement of the indicators of the Sustainable Development Objective number of solid institutions, through the articulation of policy makers of the institutional ecosystem of security in Colombia and the region to build better tools to make more precise and efficient decisions to counteract the effects of CO.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date10/2/1811/29/19

Main Funding Source

  • Internal