US Foreign Assistance, Coca Crops and Alternative Development in Colombia: What Can We Learn From the Past?

35 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2021

Date Written: September 5, 2020

Abstract

This position paper was prepared for the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission, which was established by the Congress of the United States to evaluate US anti-drug policies and programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. This report provides an overall assessment of US alternative development assistance in Colombia, identifying lessons learned, and making recommendations. The focus is on coca cultivation, drawing on developments over the past two decades.

Keywords: Alternative Development, Us Anti-Drug Policies, Coca Crops

Suggested Citation

Garzón Vergara, Juan Carlos, US Foreign Assistance, Coca Crops and Alternative Development in Colombia: What Can We Learn From the Past? (September 5, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3799201 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3799201

Juan Carlos Garzón Vergara (Contact Author)

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Bogotá
Colombia

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