Tres Centros de Pensamiento del Caribe Colombiano, ATARRAYA con sede en Montería, CESORE en Valledupar y FUNDESARROLLO en Barranquilla, se han unido con el fin de transmitirles a los candidatos presidenciales diez de los desafíos socioeconómicos más apremiantes que tiene nuestra región y sus posibles soluciones.


Antecedentes Atarraya

Atarraya is the product of numerous profound conversations amongst a group of Cordovan professionals of diverse academic backgrounds and from multiple locations, seeking a better future for our region, conscious of the amazing opportunities Córdoba offers and the growing importance of our human capital for our far-reaching fulfillment as human beings. Within this warm dialogue that has been ongoing the past two years, we are also united by a shared dissent with the conditions of backwardness, poverty, and inequality that – despite its great wealth of natural resources – continue to characterize our department and negatively affect the quality of life of many fellow residents of Cordoba.

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Generates trust through the quality, objectivity, and thoroughness of its research, along with the professionalism of its members.

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Objectivity and independence in their assessments and studies; political neutrality.

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Able to fund and maintain itself with its own resources.

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Combine efforts in a coordinated manner to achieve common goals, working as a team with other stakeholders.

What can I expect from Atarraya?

  • Serious and independent technical studies, applicable to regional development.
  • Intervals for gatherings, conversations, and debates on topics of interest to the region.
  • Politically nonpartisan and independent.
  • Endeavor to study issues that are relevant for Córdoba’s future and the well-being of its inhabitants.
  • Useful knowledge to benefit the region and all its inhabitants.

¿Why is a regional think tank necessary?

  • To increase the quality of debates surrounding regional public policies.
  • To provide reliable, objective, and relevant information that enables good decision-making regarding regional public policy.
  • To encourage the sustainable development of the region.
  • To build human capital and leadership through study, research, debate, and the creation of good public policies (technocracy).
  • To generate synergies between academia, the private sector, and regional Government.

National GDP per capita $19.910.146

Cordoba´s is

Cordoba represents


of the national GDP

Access to higher education


National 52%

Infant mortality rate 2019

  • Colombia 17.3% 17.3%
  • Córdoba 22.8% 22.8%

Literacy national rate 2020

  • Colombia 9.3% 9.3%
  • Córdoba 18.7% 18.7%

Innovation Index 2020

  • Colombia 30.7% 30.7%
  • Córdoba 21.1% 21.1%

Monetary Poverty Rate 2020

  • Colombia 42.5% 42.5%
  • Córdoba 59.4% 59.4%

Source: DANE 2020 and  MEN 2018.

Arboles en Cordoba
Río Sinú en Córdoba
Hombre a Caballo en Córdoba


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