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Borders for Prosperity Plan

The Borders for Prosperity Plan (PFP) designed by the National government prioritizes social and economic development of border populations. The objective of the plan is the enhancement of institutional capacity, providing a strategic, comprehensive, appropriate and timely response to the daily challenges faced by border regions. Leadership of the PFP is the responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which coordinates the activities of different Government agencies and entities, ensuring harmonious and effective implementation of the various institutional efforts and initiatives.

The purpose of the PFP is to foster and support social and economic development of the populations located near Colombia's land and sea borders, through generation of economic opportunities and social inclusion, while strengthening integration with neighboring countries. It is hoped that this will lead to a reduction of the economic and social gap that currently exists between the border regions and the rest of the country, providing them with their own strengthened dynamics.

The beneficiaries of the PFP are the communities inhabiting the 77 municipalities in 13 departments located on or near the border, with particular emphasis on those that require social programs to improve their quality of life, fostering opportunities for human, social and economic development. It should be noted that the borders, both land and sea, are inhabited by a significant percentage of the country's ethnic communities (Indigenous, Raizal and Afro-descendants).

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