Attitudes Towards the Implementation of the Colombian Peace Agreement in Tumaco


​On November 24, 2016, the Colombian government and the FARC signed a revised, comprehensive peace agreement, following the rejection of the initial accords via popular referendum. Independent reports indicate that a number of the components of the agreement have been implemented according to schedule, yet we know little about public attitudes towards implementation, particularly in locations deeply affected by conflict-related violence. This paper examines support for individual provisions of the agreement and attitudes towards their implementation.

Brief Points

  • Overall support for the peace process among residents of Tumaco remains low.

  • There is considerable support for individual components of the peace accord.

  • Both support for the peace process and perceptions of its implementation vary by gender.

  • People believe the security situation in Tumaco is critical and has deteriorated.