Intersectorality and Local Development: Municipality La Cumbre

  • Ligia Malagón de Salazar
  • Bertha Luz Pineda Restrepo


This chapter describes a study carried out in the municipality of La Cumbre, which sought to rebuild and interpret the evolution of the socioeconomic conditions of the population and its effect on population health. The evolution was represented in a “photograph” constructed and interpreted with the participation of key actors in the municipality. The results show that the members of the community recognize the strengths and limitations of improving the health conditions and well-being of the population; they also point to strategies and mechanisms to face the problems; however, they felt frustrated in recognizing that many of these strategies had been put into practice without success. The alliance between the municipality, community associations, and the academic and private sectors was one of the most valued actions; however, its continuity and strengthening depends to a large extent on the will of the incumbent mayor. The existence of an extensive literature on the analysis of policies, programs, and projects is recognized; however, information on their operation is very limited. Critical issues about the adequacy and coherence of the design of interventions, as well as the implementation of the interventions and criteria for evaluating the results, are not addressed in the majority of reports.


Intersectorality Local development Intersectoral capacity Territory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ligia Malagón de Salazar
    • 1
  • Bertha Luz Pineda Restrepo
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Foundation for Public Health Development (FUNDESALUD)CaliColombia
  2. 2.Center for the Evaluation of Public Health Policy and Technology (CEDETES), Universidad del ValleCaliColombia
  3. 3.Foundation for Public Health Development (FUNDESALUD)CaliColombia

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