RESULTS-BASED PROTECTION REPORT: Field Mission to Colombia

RESULTS-BASED PROTECTION REPORT:

In April 2016, InterAction visited Colombia to identify and document the key elements of results-based protection in practice. The visit led to key recommendations for actors in Colombia to strengthen the prevention and response to the use and recruitment of children by armed groups.

 A few key findings:

  • Significant effort by multiple actors has helped to shape policy to prevent and stop the use of and recruitment of children by armed groups; however, this progress is not mirrored in efforts to change attitudes and behavior.
  • A contributing factor to a lack of change in behavior or practice is the lack of government presence where recruitment continues to take place.
  • Communities are using multiple methods to prevent child recruitment.
  • Stronger engagement with peacebuilding, conflict resolution, development, and other actors should foster innovation to prevent child recruitment in some areas.
  • A causal logic helps to expose assumptions about the proposed solutions and helps all actors recognize opportunities for how to engage and at what level.

The report also includes specific opportunities and recommendations for incorporating a results-based approach to protection.

Read the final report in English or Spanish.