Cultivating Trust in Local Government: PASO Colombia Records Significant Increase

This “Empirically Speaking” column explores the ways that collaboration and coordination can act as drivers of trust in local government and data from OEF's PASO Colombia program that shows a meaningful correlation.

What Makes an Institution Legitimate?

While political theorists have debated that question for several hundred years, in many ways it can be boiled down to trust. OEF's Roberto Chavarria, Conor Seyle, and Andrés Siabato write about PASO Colombia's data-evidenced impact in developing and increasing trust in local institutions and how that directly translates to peace. Let's learn more about how trust and legitimacy play a major role in preventing people from choosing violence as a way to resolve problems.

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