Eleven experts where called by the Ministry of Finance of Colombia, in fullfillment of the law. Their mission is to revise and recommend directions of reform for the optimization of public expenditure. They will be working on this over the next 10 months.
The “Guidelines for the evaluation of social investments”, prepared with the National Association of Entrepreneurs of Colombia (ANDI) and CAF to help those in charge of structuring social invertment projects to monitor and evaluate their efforts, is now publicly available. Companion workshops to these guidelines will be offered during the second semester of 2017 to firms interested.
Our study of public procurement contracts shows where there is space for corruption and what specific reforms could contribute to its mitigation. Razón Pública invited us to present a summary of the lessons from this research.
Juliana Ocampo was invited to participate as a speaker in a workshop about the impact of global warming on business organized by the Colombo-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The book compiling the works of various authors for the Mission of Equity and Social Mobility is now also available in a PDF format. Also, we have adistributed more than 500 copies of the book to public officers thanks to the generosity of both Univesidad de los Andes and the World Bank.
Our address has changed. Since May 15, 2016 we are at Carrera 7 # 74-56 Oficina 701 (Bogotá DC). We are enjoying our new setting!
Until 2015, ECONESTUDIO‘s activities were largely focused on the design, analysis and evaluation of public policies, as well as on other sorts of data-based economic analysis. Since 2016, with the arrival of Juliana Ocampo as a new partner, we expand our services‘ portfolio to support the private sector in shaping its social investments, and communicating effectively with its different stakeholders.
Marcela Meléndez participated this week in "Lunch with Leaders", transmitted life by Periscope (@lasillalider). She was invited to talk with Alvaro Forero about the size and risks associated to infrastructure procurement at the subnational level in Colombia.