Policy paper

Colombia Prosperity programme

This programme aims to support economic development, unlock economic opportunities and lead growth in Colombia’s regions.



The Programme, worth £25 million over 4 years (2017 to 2021), is designed to support this economic development, unlocking economic opportunities and driving growth in Colombia’s regions. It aims to help more than 3 million people, particularly women and girls in Colombia’s poorest regions. The main objectives of the programme are to:

  • achieve inclusive growth, poverty reduction, and gender equality
  • contribute to improving the commercial environment so that international business, including UK companies, can compete favourably in new markets

It will do this by targeting the infrastructure and agriculture sectors and aim to strengthen institutions across post conflict and conflict-affected regions. It was launched in November 2017 at the National Infrastructure Congress in Cartagena. These 3 partners will deliver the programme through Memorandums of Understanding:

  • the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
  • the Colombian Financial Institution for Development of the Regions (Findeter)
  • Innovate UK – an agency of the UK’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Department
Published 9 March 2018