Actions in Colombia

  • Characterisation of the social protection’s supply and demand of the population of informal street vendors in two pilot cities in Colombia (Barranquilla and Cali)

    Start activities
    10/05/2021
    End activities
    28-10-2022
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of the Interior [Ministerio del Interior]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional capacity building
    Code
    2021-09
    Description
    The Ministry of Interior of Colombia wished to look into the issue of informal street vendors with the support of SOCIEUX+. The Action contributed to the territorial implementation of the Public Policy for Informal Vendors in 2 pilot cities (Barranquilla & Cali). Spanish experts participated to the development of at least two major practical instruments, namely a socio-economic analysis of informal street vendors, and a toolkit apt to guide the analysis of the demand of and needs in social protection of informal street vendors, and mapped available social protection options that may be used to cover informal workers from basic risks, such as health coverage, family support, and professional sickness and accidents.
  • Territorial location of national public policy guidelines on informal vendors in public space: support for pilot projects in Barranquilla and Cali

    Start activities
    10/05/2021
    End activities
    23/09/2022
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of the Interior [Ministerio del Interior
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional capacity building
    Code
    2020-18
    Description
    The Action run in parallel and originates from the same request than Action 2021-01. The request submitted by the Ministry of Interior of Colombia aimed to gain insights that be useful to the deployment of the national policy on informal street vendors, which encompasses both social security and employment promotion goals. Through this Action, the relevant staff of the Partner institution improved capacities and gained tools directed to the collection and analysis of data on informal street vendors, with the ultimate objective of shaping more effective strategies in support of their employability, formalization, and entrepreneurship. Experts from France and Spain particularly looked into informal work dynamics in the streets of Barranquilla and Cali.
  • Consolidation of the strategy

    Start activities
    01/02/2019
    End activities
    30/07/2020
    Partner Institution
    Institute for Social Economy [Instituto para la Economia Social] (IPES)
    Type of Assistance
    Policy development
    Code
    2019-02
    Description
    The second cooperation between IPES and SOCIEUX+ aimed to guide the implementation of the psychosocial care component of the strategy “Modelo de Atencion Integral” intended to provide ad-hoc support to vulnerable informal street vendors in the streets of Bogota. The ultimate aim of the strategy and the “Modelo” is to provide some sort of social security coverage and support to a category that has traditionally be excluded from formal social security schemes. Experts from Italy and Spain have facilitated the creation of a working group made up by local entities that are in a position to, or actually provide social services to which the target population would be eligible. They then helped defining of a unified conceptual and methodological psycho-social intervention model applicable by the IPES sub-directorates and exploitable by field agents.
  • Capacity development for Stragtegic on Employment [Diagnostico, capacitación, diseño e implementación de estrategias relacionadas con temas de empleabilidad

    Start activities
    08/12/2018
    End activities
    13/08/2018
    Partner Institution
    Local Government - Valle de Aburra Metropol, Antioquia [Area Metropolitana del Valle de Aburra
    Type of Assistance
    Capacity building
    Code
    2018-12
    Description
    The local government of the Area Metropolitana del Valle de Aburrá in Colombia wished to reduce skills mismatch and bottlenecks in the labour market at regional level through efficient labour intermediation. Experts from France and Spain mobilised by SOCIEUX+ conducted, together with the partners, an assessment of the services provided to job seekers by the relevant regional entities. They then shared suggestions based on European models during a workshop that brought together local authorities and labor-market stakeholders.
  • Assessment of local employment policy in Girardota Municipality [Asesoría Profesional en la realización de la política pública de empleo del Municipio de Girardota]

    Start activities
    18-06-2019
    End activities
    26-07-2019
    Partner Institution
    Municipality of Girardota - Public Employment Services [Agencia Pública de Gestión y Colocación de Empleo]
    Type of Assistance
    Legislative & regulatory framework development
    Code
    2017-33
  • Social protection coverage in the informal economy

    Start activities
    17-12-2018
    End activities
    24-11-2018
    Partner Institution
    Institute for Social Economy [Instituto para la Economia Social]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional (Regulatory & Policy)
    Code
    2017-26
    Description
    Formulate a comprehensive care model including inclusion and social protection strategies that contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the informal economy actors
  • Strengthening of entrepreneurial capacities

    Start activities
    13-08-2018
    End activities
    22-08-2019
    Partner Institution
    Public Employment Services [Unidad del Servicio Público de Empleo]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
    Code
    2017-25
    Description
    Estructurar una estrategia de gestión empresarial que permita a través de sus diferentes intervenciones visibilizar y posicionar el SPE de empleo ante los empresarios de las regiones
  • Design and implementation of local employment policy

    Start activities
    16-04-2018
    End activities
    06-07-2019
    Partner Institution
    Municipality of La Estrella - Public Employment Services [Agencia Pública de Gestión y Colocación de Empleo]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
    Code
    2017-23
    Description
    Reducir la brecha entre la oferta y la demanda de trabajo a nivel del Municipio de la Estrella
  • Strengthening innovation, entrepreneurship and formation of informal sector vendors

    Start activities
    04/02/2018
    End activities
    12/07/2018
    Partner Institution
    Institute for Social Economy [Instituto para la Economia Social]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
    Code
    2017-16
    Description
    Instituto para la Economia Social] (IPES) To establish relevant training and entrepreneurship, tailored to the educational profile and availability of beneficiaries, as well as for the targeted population.
  • Data architecture and management

    Start activities
    oct-17
    End activities
    oct-17
    Partner Institution
    General Sub-Directorate for Overcoming Poverty - Social Prosperity agency [Subdirección General para la Superación de la Pobreza - Prosperidad Social]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional (Regulatory & Policy)
    Code
    2017-15
    Description
    To improve the SGSP flow of information, identifying the owners and beneficiaries from different entities
  • Capacity building of the Social Prosperity Department

    Start activities
    apr-2015
    End activities
    oct-2016
    Partner Institution
    Social Prosperity agency [Prosperidad Social - formerly Agencia Nacional para la Superación de la Pobreza Extrema]
    Type of Assistance
    Training
    Code
    2014-19
    Description
    The Administrative Department for Social Prosperity [Prosperidad Social] integrated towards end of 2015, the National Agency for Overcoming Extreme Poverty (ANSPE) which coordinates the implementation of the National Strategy for Overcoming Extreme Poverty (UNIDOS) created in 2008. UNIDOS currently brings together a large number of entities involved in the provision of basic social services for the extremely poor. The Strategy is complemented by the departmental and municipal governments, including over 1000 municipalities, more than 50 strategic partners from the private sector, and stakeholders in social innovation and from international cooperation. Social Prosperity has engaged a process of re-designing the UNIDOS to strengthen its conceptual and operational aspects such as the design of the surveys, aspects of monitoring, the assistance given to families as well as the information system. The aim was to make Social Prosperity more efficient through better technical and technological tools and instruments, and human and physical capital. SOCIEUX+ mobilised experts conducted with the peers an assessment of the technical capacities of ANSPE to identify gaps and training needs. The scope of the technical assistance extended to red-design of beneficiaries identification mechanisms, information management systems and instruments for monitoring and evaluation. The latter having focused on analysis and further development of business and of information-data under the General Sub-Directorate for Overcoming Poverty, which is part of Social Solidarity. SOCIEUX+ supported also individual capacity building workshops which resulted in the development of a step-by-step guide to impact evaluation planning for the three key programmes led by Social Prosperity’s programmes (UNIDOS, Jóvenes en Acción, and Red de Seguridad Alimentaria). Additionally, technical advice was provided on determining pertinent criteria for the exit and entry of beneficiary families to the “More Families in Action” cash transfer programme.
  • Support for the formulation of a disability policy for the region of Cundinamarca, Colombia

    Start activities
    nov-2014
    End activities
    nov-2015
    Partner Institution
    Provincial Government of Cundinamarca - Health Secretariat [Secretaría de Salud, Departamento de Cundinamarca]
    Type of Assistance
    Policy development
    Code
    2014-16
    Description
    The Secretariat of Health of the Department of the Cundinamarca region is responsible for implementation of the National Public Policy for Disability and Social Inclusion at the regional level. Colombia published a National Public Policy on Disability and Social Inclusion in 2013. The Department’s Government intention was to develop a regional policy on the lines of the national policy. The Department’s Secretariat of Health had already put forward a number of activities as starting points for this development, including the identification of difficulties affecting people living with disabilities among the 116 municipal areas, and) consultations involving all sectors of society. Within five activities implemented in less than one year, the Public Policy for Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities if Cundinamarca was developed, adopted and publicly presented as the result of a process led by the regional Government with the support of mobilised experts. It is organised around five axes which enable the inclusion, equality and legal guarantees of people living with disabilities to be reinforced, providing opportunities for participation, accessibility and capacity development through the recognition of diversity.