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Colombia Project Director, Human Resources for Health in 2030 (HRH2030) Program Juan Barco

Juan Barco is an expert in social politics with experience developing, implementing, and evaluating public policies aimed at reducing extreme poverty. He has also managed projects supporting Colombia’s African descendants, indigenous, and campesino communities, as well as victims of armed conflict. Previously, Juan led the implementation of the “Zero to Forever Strategy” – a government platform for early child development – for the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (Instituto Colombiano por el Bienestar Familiar or ICBF)’s Early Childhood Directorate. He also worked on two USAID programs and for the Colombian government. Juan holds a dual degree in international relations and political science from the Universidad del Rosario, and a master’s degree in development management and practice from the Universidad de los Andes.

by Juan Barco


How Do We Measure Collaboration?

This HRH2030 blog post by Katy Gorentz and Juan Barco discusses the challenges and benefits of incorporating hard-to-quantify questions in monitoring, evaluation, and learning approaches.

Three Questions with Juan Barco: Addressing the Needs of Children in Adversity in Colombia

In this HRH2030 Q&A with Juan Barco, he discusses his inspiration for working with children facing adversity, challenges facing the social service workforce in Colombia, and improvements to Colombia's child protection system.

Three Questions with Juan Barco: Addressing the Needs of Children in Adversity in Colombia (Spanish)

In this HRH2030 Q&A with Juan Barco, he discusses his inspiration for working with children facing adversity, challenges facing the social service workforce in Colombia, and improvements to Colombia's child protection system.