Who is being left behind?

Colombia ran an extensive engagement process in 2016, with four regional consultations in the country, consultation participants developed a diverse picture of marginalization in Colombia. Some of the factors contributing to people being left behind include income inequality and corruption, a lack of public policy and government capacity to address marginalization (including lack of data), a lack of public awareness of the SDGs and their rights as citizens, and lack of capacity within the CSO sector. Key constituencies most marginalised in the country
  • Afro-descendant populations
  • Rural/ campesino populations
  • Indigenous persons
  • LGBTQI+ people
  • Youth
  • Women and Children
  • Victims of armed conflict
  • People living in urban slums and in rural environments

What can be done?

Civil society representatives in Colombia are actively engaged in monitoring SDG progress, with two important follow-up activities planned, including sector-wide monitoring of SDG implementation in Colombia, and concurrently building the capacity of the sector and the public to monitor that implementation and ensure no one is being left behind.

Adult Literacy Percentage


Infant Mortality/1000


Human Development Index

Human Development Index

Population below national poverty line


Rural Population below national poverty line


National % of Global Poorest 20%

Human Development Index