Decentralization, Corporate Community Development and Resource Governance: A Comparative Analysis of Two Mining Regions in Colombia

34 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2016

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Isabel Buitrago

University of Queensland

Saleem Ali

University of Delaware; University of Queensland, School of Politics and Sustainable Minerals Institute; Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Date Written: April 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Buitrago, Isabel and Ali, Saleem, Decentralization, Corporate Community Development and Resource Governance: A Comparative Analysis of Two Mining Regions in Colombia (April 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2765696 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2765696

Isabel Buitrago

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Saleem Ali (Contact Author)

University of Delaware ( email )

Newark, DE 19711
United States
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HOME PAGE: http://www.saleemali.net

University of Queensland, School of Politics and Sustainable Minerals Institute ( email )

St Lucia
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Australia
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HOME PAGE: http://https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saleem_Ali_%28academic%29

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment ( email )

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New York, NY 10027
United States

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