Country Profile

Colombia Country Profile

While 2016 marked an important turning point for Colombia, the pace at which the economy accelerates and living standards improve over the coming years will be dictated to a large extent by the government’s success in implementing the peace agreement, swiftly establishing the rule of law across the entire territory and executing its ambitious infrastructure programme. When he leaves office in August 2018, President Juan Manuel Santos is likely to leave to his successor a positive legacy, having secured the FARC peace agreement and significantly reduced poverty on his watch. This chapter contains interviews with President Juan Manuel Santos; Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina; and María Ángela Holguín, Minister of Foreign Affairs; as well as a viewpoint with Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank.