Minister of Production signs the PCP Inception Phase Agreement.
Quality workshop: action plan to strengthen the quality system and foster a quality culture in Peru.
Innovation workshop: technical report on Innovation and Technology Centres (CITEs) presented.
Sustainability analysis of the master plan for the industrial park in Ancón.
First technical mission to Peru: consultation with Government and partners on the PCP technical framework.
Formulation mission to Peru to define the implementation modalities and assess the interest of public, private and multilateral institutions in partnering with UNIDO and the Ministry of Production.
Peru is now classified by the World Bank as an upper-middle-income economy, following two decades of remarkable economic growth. This can largely be attributed to Peru’s sound macroeconomic policies and economic openness, resulting in renewed investor confidence and improved infrastructure to support Peru’s competitiveness and productivity growth.
Continuous efforts to improve governance structures, empower institutions and foster social inclusion have led to growing political stability and earned Peru a high rank on the Word Bank’s 2016 Ease of Doing Business (50th out of 189 countries). Furthermore, Peru is considered one of the most open economies in South America, having engaged in numerous multilateral agreements, including the Pacific Alliance, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and numerous bilateral agreements with the European Union, China and the United States of America, among others.
Since December 2015, UNIDO and the Ministry of Production of Peru have been working on a multi-disciplinary technical cooperation programme to drive Peru’s development strategy. This initiative ─ the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for Peru ─ seeks to generate investment, develop technical assistance portfolios and mobilize funds for inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Peru.
In order to foster modern, competitive and inclusive industry in Peru, the PCP will focus on four components:
Quality and Innovation
Value Chain, Enterprise and Cluster Development
Sustainable Industrial Parks
Industrial Resource and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Within this framework, the Government has identified the aquaculture sector and industrial parks as priority areas due to their prospects for productivity, job creation, high export potential and capacity to attract private sector investment. The PCP also integrates complementary cross-cutting interventions, including environmental sustainability, gender and woman empowerment, and inclusiveness in terms of increasing opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises.
The PCP Peru is now entering a new phase in its development: the PCP inception phase. UNIDO and the Ministry of Production will expand the framework formulated during the identification phase and build upon the activities initiated in the Quality and Innovation and Sustainable Industrial Parks components.