1. Regions and Departments ............................................................................................... 44
2. Municipalities ................................................................................................................. 44
3. Central Government Control........................................................................................... 45
4. Democracy at the Local Level ........................................................................................ 46
5. Indigenous Peoples and Local Government .................................................................... 48
6. Local Government in Coca growing Zones .................................................................... 49
E. The Civil Society Arena............................................................................................................... 50
1.
T
he Fabric of Civil Society: Diversity and Fragmentation.............................................. 50
2. The Basic Conditions for Civil Society:  Legal Framework and Finances...................... 51
3. NGOs and Civil Society.................................................................................................. 53
4. Critical Actors and Allies for Democracy....................................................................... 54
a. Human Rights Organizations................................................................................. 54
b. The Women's Movement: Grassroots and Professionals ...................................... 56
c. The Catholic Church and Democracy.................................................................... 57
d. Business, Labor, and Democracy .......................................................................... 58
F. The International Arena and Future Scenarios............................................................................. 60
CHAPTER V:  STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL RECOMMENDATIONS ..................................... 62
A.  Strategic Filters............................................................................................................................ 62
1. Political Opportunity....................................................................................................... 62
2. U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities ......................................................................................... 63
3. Time and Resource Limitations ...................................................................................... 63
4. USAID's Prior Strategy and Existing Program............................................................... 64
5. Activities of Other Donors .............................................................................................. 64
B.  General Recommendations on Strategy and Tactics .................................................................... 65
C. Issue Specific Recommendations and Priorities .......................................................................... 66
1. Justice and Human Rights ............................................................................................... 66
2. Civil and Political Society............................................................................................... 68
3. The Legislature ............................................................................................................... 70
4. Mass Media..................................................................................................................... 71
5. Decentralization and Local Government......................................................................... 72
D. Summary of Recommendations and Priorities ............................................................................. 74
APENDIX A: PERSONS INTERVIEWED.......................................................................................... 76
BIBLIOGRAPHY................................................................................................................................... 79
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