Project Details


This project focuses on understanding economic informality in the rural context. particular attention to its implications in terms of productive inclusion. and social. Along these lines, the project focuses on three particularly relevant manifestations of rural informality: (i) financial informality; (ii) illegal mining; and (iii) insecurity of rural livelihoods. property rights over land.

From the perspective of financial informality, the lack of access to formal channels of the decision of rural producer households not to adopt a particular type of credit. new technologies, or to participate in alternative marketing channels that allow them to generate higher incomes. Likewise, the inadequate level of formal insurance can have a negative impact on the negative consequences for production decisions and generation capacity sustainable income in the long term.

In terms of illegal mining, this activity not only has a direct negative potential impact, but also has a negative impact on the environment. through the limited capacity to adopt technologies and generate income, but also indirectly, with harmful consequences for the environment and health. Finally, insecurity of land ownership rights can limit investment in the environment and health. It is also important to note that, in order to achieve this, it is necessary to have a production capacity, both through a limited supply of resources to finance these investments, as well as through lower investment demand. This is due to the uncertainty associated with the risk of losing access to land over which property rights are not in place. completely defined.

Focusing on these three manifestations of the problem of rural informality in Colombia, the first objective of this project is to diagnose the scope of each of the following dimensions of rural economic informality, in contexts of particular importance to the rural economy. country. Based on this diagnosis, based on both quantitative methods (e.g., surveys and economic experiments) as well as qualitative (e.g., case studies and interviews), will be designed.
interventions and instruments with the potential to mitigate economic informality in any of the countries of the region. its manifestations mentioned above. The application of these instruments will be made taking into account the need to carry out a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of these. This The objective of evaluation is to provide evidence that will inform the debate and design of the evaluation policies focused on the economic inclusion of rural producer households, and in a sense the improvement of socio-economic well-being in the rural areas of the country.
Short titlep3- 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


  • Antioquia
  • Caldas
  • Chocó
  • Risaralda
  • Bogotá D.C.
  • Santander
  • Tolima
  • Boyacá
  • Huila


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