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Colombia Disengaged Child Soldiers and At-Risk Youth Program Evaluation

The purpose of this report is to evaluate whether the USAID/Colombia CHS-F2 program (2012-2015) achieved its expected results and to determine if and how those results align with the Government of Colombia’s (GOC) programs to reintegrate former child soldiers. In the Colombian context, the latter is referred to as the disengagement of children and adolescents (CH&A) and the restoration of their rights as children and citizens. The evaluation also looks at CHS-F2 efforts to prevent the recruitment and use of children and youth by illegal armed groups and criminal organizations. The evaluation identifies lessons learned from program implementation and offers recommendations and policy options for current and future programming.