The region as a scenario for development

CRECE believes autonomous development management, and thus involving the regions, is essential to capacity building in order to strengthen the human capital and institutional framework of those regions with greater limitations and/or socioeconomic gaps. Under this research area, CRECE seeks to generate information on regional development to guide the decision-making of local, public and private actors and apply or develop theories that serve to identify the factors that have conditioned the development of the Colombian coffee regions as well as anticipate changes in the future context and its effects on it. Furthermore it helps to formulate and propose strategies for achieving integral development in specific regions, taking into account their initial conditions of human, physical and social capital. The products and services include studies on the economic structure of the regions, based on departmental accounts and input-output matrices; diagnosis of living conditions in local settings; studies on regional competitiveness and the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of regional development plans and projects.

We believe autonomous development management of the regions is essential for capacity building.