Road map for the development of a national strategy on industrial parks formulated. This will guide the planning, development and implementation of industrial parks going forward.
PCP Peru Programme Document endorsed and 5 priority projects selected by the Government of Peru for the initiation of the Implementation Phase.
Sixth ISID Forum entitled "PCP Approach: Evolving Partnerships for Greater Impact" held in Vienna, attended by the Peruvian delegation led by the Vice-Minister of Production.
Global Quality and Standards Programme signed, paving the way for implementation of project entitled “Strengthening the coffee and cocoa quality for exports from Peru”.
Stakeholder validation meeting for the GEF-funded sustainable industrial zones development project.
Seminar to present results of study on business models and production protocols for aquaculture.
Study on business/investment models and production protocols for aquaculture products finalized.
Study initiated on the development of business models for the production and processing of aquaculture products in the Amazon region.
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 multidisciplinary technical cooperation programme to drive modern, competitive and inclusive industry in Peru and support the national development agenda. 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.
The PCP for Peru focuses on four key areas: (i) quality and innovation; (ii) value chain and enterprise development; (iii) sustainable industrial parks and zones; and (iv) industrial resource and energy efficiency and renewable energy. The PCP also provides support to the Government on several cross-cutting areas, including policy development, environmental sustainability, development of small and medium-sized enterprises, and gender.