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LOPEZ BECERRA, MARIO HERNÁN. PUBLIC POLICY FOR THE ATTENTION OF VICTIMS OF FORCED DISPLACEMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CALDAS IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF RIOSUCIO AND SAMANA (1997-2006). Luna Azul [online]. 2010, n.30, pp. 60-72. ISSN 1909-2474.
In spite of the magnitude of the humanitarian drama generated by the forced displacement in Colombia, and even though an inclusive legal framework has been created for the attention of displaced persons, the institutional actions have been focused on emergency humanitarian attention. This is a common conclusion in the national balances on the fulfillment of the public policy regarding the attention to displaced persons. Although the national evaluations and balances regarding the policy are numerous and of high quality, the research on the use of these public policies in the department of Caldas has been scarce. Differing from the evaluations carried out up to the present, the one presented in this article is not oriented towards the calculation of the resources destined for said attention; instead, it seeks to examine the manner in which the state response has been planned and the way in which the participation of the target population has been promoted. This kind of approach can be defined as a political evaluation of the public policy for the 1997-2006 period.
Keywords : Force displacement; public policies; armed conflict; political evaluation; participation; displaced persons.