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Colombia TOD NAMA: Four Years Later (Actually Nine Years Later)

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

CCAP drafted a first concept of a Transit Oriented Development NAMA in late 2011, with both capacity-building and financing components. CCAP led a group of Colombian stakeholders in the fall of 2012 on a study tour of the rapidly growing TOD neighbourhoods in the Washington, DC metropolitan area where they explored various models of public-private partnership and collaboration. After the tour a working group started in Colombia to help CCAP refine the NAMA concept for submission to the NAMA Facility. Participating Colombian Ministries included Housing, Transport, Environment and the National Planning Department. Success! In December 2013 the TOD NAMA was pre-selected by the NAMA Facility during the first round of proposals and began an extensive appraisal process to develop the structure and organization of the NAMA. In anticipation, CIUDAT issued a preliminary call in 2014 for proposals and six Colombian cities responded. Actual implementation started in late 2016 with €14.7M in funding from the NAMA Facility.

The Technical Component (TC) of the Colombia Transit Oriented Development (TOD) NAMA has come to a close after four (actually nine) years. The Financial Cooperation (FC) started in 2019 and will end in 2023. The TC component has been very successful in accomplishing its goals. Achievements include setting institutions in place to support TOD, completing pre-feasibility studies for catalytic TOD pilot projects in four Colombian cities, creating robust national TOD policy recommendations, and developing a comprehensive monitoring & evaluation (M&E) process.