This is one of ten case studies that were part of an IIED research programme on \"Urban Poverty Reduction Programmes: Lessons of Experience\". The research was undertaken with support from DFID and from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
This paper discusses the role of local non-profit foundations in poverty reduction within Cali, Colombia's third largest city, and how they pioneered interventions on which the municipal government could build after it had been strengthened by decentralization and democratic reforms.
Urban Poverty Reduction Experiences in Cali, Colombia: Lessons from the Work of Local Non-profit Organisations. Series Working Paper 4.