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Sovereign Debt Bonds Spreads Comparison Source: Ministry of Finance an Public Credit, Coinvertir
On an international plane, Colombia is the only nation in Latin America to have honored every loan agreement, thus never defaulting on a loan. COINVERTIR Source: CONINVERTIR External debt GDP share, 2003
People - Drive
Economic growth - 70 consecutive years (with the exception of 1999).
Data since 1980. Graph: COINVERTIR
People - Leadership
Education in finance does meet the needs of companies.
Colombia ranks 3rd at the IMD World Competitiveness Report.
Competent senior managers are available.
Colombia ranks 2nd at the IMD World Competitiveness Report.
International experience of senior managers is generally significant.
Colombia ranks 6th at the IMD World Competitiveness Report.
Colombia ranks 11th in the IMD World Competitiveness Report ahead of countries like Japan, Spain and Italy.
Colombia is the happiest nation on earth according to the World Happiness Report
â You are sitting on a gold mine, starving to deathâ
Profesor SAKAI - Japan Bioindustrial Association
How is our country changing?
Things can be done
Others have done it.
In 1970 three countries had almost the same GDP per capita.
Spain, Israel and Colombia.
Nowadays, Spainâs and Israelâs GDP per capita is more than three times as Colombiaâs.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction Pablo Picasso
How is our country changing?
Globalization of our problem
Shift in the balance of power
People are getting actively involved in the country's future
Globalization of our problem â The problem with drug traffic is more responsibility of those who use the drugs in their countries than of those who produce them in countries such as Colombia. â Colin Powell, Former US Secretary of State El Tiempo - 27/04/2001
Last weekend, I washed my car, hung out with a few friends, and helped murder a family in Colombia. CÂ´mon, it was a party. Drug money helps support terror - buy drugs and you could be supporting it too. www.theantidrug.com Washington Post, New York Times
Globalization of our conflict
Colombia is among the fourth largest recipient of US aid.
32 countries are actively involved in the peace process.
Support from the G8, Grupo de Rio and UN
Municipalities without Police force Total number of municipalities: 1097 The Police making presence Source: National Police Jan 2004 Shift in the balance of powerâ¦
Terrorist Attacks Trend / 12 month cumulative Terrorist Attacks Fuente: CIC âDIJIN PolicÃa Nacional Marzo 7, 2005
SOURCE: C.I.C. NATIONAL POLICE 7-Mar-2005 Common Homicide Rateâs Reduction - 18% - 14%
Colective Homicides Trend / 12 month cumulative Number of victims in Colective Homices SOURCE: CIC âDIJIN NATIONAL POLICE March 7, 2005
Coca Plantations Hectares Source: Colombian Antinarcotics Police, US State Dept. Jun 2004
Cases of Highway Robberie Fuente: CIC âDIJIN PolicÃa Nacional Marzo 7, 2005 Road Piracy Trend / 12 month cumulative SOURCE: CIC âDIJIN NATIONAL POLICE March 7, 2005
We are committed
â The world is not threatened by evil people, but by those who allow it"
Major advances on Corruption Source: Transparency International 51% of Colombians expect the corruption to decrease in the next three years.
Corruption Perception Index (Evolution) Source: Transparency International
Country Changing - Mentality Shifts
The 44,000,000 Colombians who care about Colombia â¦
Are getting actively involved - 7,200 non-profit foundations
Are involving their businesses - Colombia leader in Latin America in the World Bank Survey on CSR
Colombia ranks 10 th in Social Responsibility of business leaders towards society ahead of countries like USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Italy and Spain.
Key social indicators in Colombia
Institutional health coverage went from close to 30% in 1990 to close to 70% in 2002
Iliteracy fell from 40% of the population in 1950 to less than10% in 2000
Infant mortality went from 91 per 1,000 in 1950 to 16 per 1,000 in 1995.
Source: Diners Magazine, Jun 2004, Luis Carlos Valenzuela
These results have had a real impact in Colombiaâs realityâ¦
The world perceives Colombiaâs improvement The Presidentâs public security strategy has increased security levels. Security Improvement COINVERTIR Source: COINVERTIR, Citygroup Public Security Index, Citigroup Colombia (2000-2004)
The world perceives Colombiaâs improvement SOURCE: ECLAC *Estimate *
The World Bank rated Colombia in 2004 as the second-most improved country in the world for investment and economic activity.
Fuente: CIEV (Tollâs Record) Oct 2004 Millones Number of people Mobilized in Highways. Holidays
SOURCE : Dane, Feb 2005 Porcentaje Unemployment Rate
BogotÃ¡ A city you grow to love
Leads Latin America in:
A benchmark in terms of:
Our capacity to improve
San Victorino square
15 th Avenue
Our country is transforming itself into a better and safer place to live, do business and create wealth for its citizens.
Some of our goalsâ¦ Colombiaâs Vision in 2019