Project Details


This project seeks to study the social, institutional and market barriers and mechanisms that block the generation of labor inclusion for the unemployed and informal workers, and to propose interventions to improve placement in high quality formal jobs. In order to achieve this objective, it is proposed, first, to understand how the skills, aspirations and expectations of individuals affect both the probability of engaging in the formal and informal sector and the level of income. This will also go hand in hand with the characterization of the effects of technological change on the functions performed by employees in the formal and informal sectors. And as an additional complement, knowledge will be systematized in order to generate policy recommendations.

Secondly, the project seeks to characterize the influence of migration (voluntary or involuntary) on the demographic structure of local labor markets, and how this influences the demographic structure of local labor markets. This circumstance is combined with other aspects to generate and reproduce labor informality. This agenda item focuses on having impacts also at the regional level and will be achieved through the creation and strengthening of four regional labor market observatories (ORMETs) with which the perspective of labor analysis of these vulnerable populations will also be improved. As a third element to emphasize, it seeks to analyze the complementarities and contradictions between the objectives of social protection policy and that of labor flexibilization, particularly those associated with hiring mechanisms and the matching of job placement, in addition, it also seeks to make a diagnosis of the current state of social protection in rural areas, how much of it derives from labor relations, and what is the profile of the excluded population.

The proposed set of initiatives aims at a direct improvement of the quality of life of the populations to intervene, achieved through a strong and rigorous intervention in public policy, in addition to two field study methodologies of analysis of social exclusion derived from labor aspects supported by the economics faculty of the University of Rosario, University of Valle, University of Ibague, and two institutional development and implementation modalities (a think tank supported and managed by the National Association of Family Compensation Funds), an employment generation program.

Short titleP2- Colombia Científica
Effective start/end date10/1/189/30/22

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

  • National


  • Valle del Cauca
  • Quindío
  • Bogotá D.C.
  • Norte de Santander
  • Tolima
  • Atlántico
  • Chocó


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