Decentralization, Corporate Community Development and Resource Governance: A Comparative Analysis of Two Mining Regions in Colombia
34 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2016
Date Written: April 2016
The major challenge that companies face when engaging in sustainable livelihood transformations has to do with tiers of governance dynamics in which companies are immersed. The implementation of social responsibility agendas in poorly governed regions rarely deliver sustainable legacies for communities. This article posits the idea that lack of regional connectivity in governance prevents companies from playing a stronger role in forging sustainable livelihoods. In this context, this article equips us with a broader understanding of the contribution of the private sector in delivering development outcomes. It does this through a comparative case study analysis of Risaralda and Antioquia, two resource regions in Colombia with differing governance nexus with private enterprise.
Keywords: Colombia, Mining, Decentralization, Sustainable Livelihoods
JEL Classification: N56
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