Home to more than 48 million people (1), Colombia is the fourth biggest economy in South America. With over 400.800 square miles and nearly 85 ecosystems made out of plains, rivers, coasts, moors and vibrant lungs of humid forests (2), Colombia is located in the northern border of the continent and serves as a natural habitat for more than 51.000 species, placing it among the most diverse countries on earth.
In addition, nearly 4% of its total population belongs to one of its 80 ethnic groups; 1.45 million people, speaking over 65 native languages (3).
Today we greet Colombia’s Independence Day anniversary and its biodiversity, rich ethnicity, and human development.
Below are a number of safeguards blogs that we have published in the past that looks at the IDB’s initiatives for development and implementation of sustainable projects in several countries, including Colombia:
1. Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica DANE.
2. Sistema de Información Sobre Biodiversidad de Colombia SIB
3. Gobierno de Colombia