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Colombia | Challenges for the Colombian economy in the face of the pandemic and beyond

Published on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Colombia | Challenges for the Colombian economy in the face of the pandemic and beyond

The challenges of the Colombian economy are presented in aspects such as pandemic, reactivation and recovery, employment, education and a condition of life with less poverty and more support in old age.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • The labor market already had problems that the pandemic brought to the forefront.
  • In mid-September, about 3.5 million students do not attend school in person, compared to 6.4 million who attend school in person, even if only partially.
  • Part of the improvements in poverty and inequality indicators were lost with COVID-19, despite the government's efforts.
  • Society values quality social protection systems more after the pandemic in a world with a shrinking and aging population.

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