Publication: Colombia : The Role of Land in Involuntary Displacement
Internal displacement in Colombia has become more prevalent and serious. Expulsion of land users to gain territorial control is increasingly a tactical element in the conflict. High land inequality makes it easier to uproot populations. Providing assistance to displaced populations does not reduce their propensity to return. Together with other measures, a land policy that increases tenure security for those at risk of displacement, and improves access to land, can not only help to reduce the incidence of displacement, but also make it easier for the displaced to cope. Public spending, especially on education, is also critical.
“World Bank. 2004. Colombia : The Role of Land in Involuntary Displacement. Social Development Notes; No. 16. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/70e7e331-f9d7-539a-bdd9-d71c03181f52 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”