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International Seminar: Pathways to Gender Equality in Central Banks

On May 18 and 19, in conjunction with the International Economic Association (IEA), the Bank of Spain, and the United Nations Development Program…

Environmental, social, and governance sustainability criteria in the investment of foreign reserves

In recent years, the practice of considering environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors in investment decision-making has…

The beef market in 2021

In 2021, the price of beef grew about 31% and, as of February 2022, has seen an additional growth of more than 4.0%. As can be seen from Graph 1,…

Population Aging and the Costs of the Pension System

Population aging poses a serious challenge to the Colombian pension system. Graph 1, taken from the document…

Internationalization and Colombia's Foreign Trade: Diagnostic Coincidences

The Internationalization Mission convened by the National Government with the participation of renowned international…

The effects of Part-Time Social Security Contributions on the Colombian Labor Market

In 2014, Decree 2616 introduced a change in regulation that lowered payroll taxes for low-income, part-time workers in Colombia. The reform made…