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The Pilares project: Pre-situational and applied political economy analysis

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The Pilares project works to improve the capacity of civil society to better understand and address child labor and promote acceptable conditions of work in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector in Zaragoza and El Bagre of Bajo Cauca, Antioquia, and Barranco de Loba and San Martin de Loba of Sur de Bolivar, Colombia. 

To develop a comprehensive understanding of the civil society landscape in the target municipalities, Pact conducted a desktop and field research exercise to: contextualize the issues of child labor and violations of workplace conditions in ASGM; identify and map local and regional civil society actors; understand the social, economic and political contexts within which these organizations operate; assess the incentive structure and current capacities of civil society actors; identify key stakeholders to consult, engage and/or keep informed during the project’s implementation. 

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