USAID/Colombia and leading social investor Acumen established the Investing for Peace Fund, aimed at attracting private investment to conflict affected regions. This initiative, which is Acumen's first-ever agreement with USAID, seeks to invest in pioneering enterprises that operate in conflict-affected municipalities of Colombia to generate wealth, employment and improved incomes for the rural poor. The program will deploy $4 million in financing to for-profit social enterprises that are addressing issues of extreme and multidimensional poverty. The fund will also support enterprises with targeted technical assistance to increase the likelihood of success as they scale up. As a result, USAID/Colombia expects eight investments that will directly impact at least 1,500 households (approximately 6,000 people).
Invitation to Bidders Conference RFA No.OAA-16-000007 - The conference will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon local time.
El Programa Oro Legal de USAID, es una respuesta al creciente conflicto social, el impacto ambiental y los desafíos de gobernanza que surgen del reciente auge de la minería informal de oro en Colombia.
USAID/Colombia’s “Oro Legal” Program is a bold response to the growing social conflict, environmental impact and governance challenges arising from the ever growing gold mining boom in Colombia.
Last updated: April 19, 2016