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A mutually beneficial relationship

Peru is amongst the first countries to engage with the OECD through an OECD Country Programme. On 7 May 2014, the Meeting of the OECD Council at the Ministerial Level recognised Peru’s interest in engaging in a Country Programme with the OECD, and offered it a formal invitation to do so. On the sidelines of the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State, the OECD Secretary-General and the President of Peru launched the Programme on 8 December 2014. The Programme is built around five key areas for Peru: economic growth; public governance, anti-corruption and transparency; human capital and productivity; and environment.

In this context, Peru participates in the substantive work of many of the OECD’s specialised Committees. The Programme comprises policy reviews, implementation and capacity building projects, participation in OECD Committees and adherence to selected OECD legal instruments. On 14 October 2016, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría and President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru opened a Peru-OECD Forum, which discussed the key outcomes of the 2015-2016 Country Programme, including four new policy reviews (Multidimensional Country Review of Peru, Public Governance Review of Peru, Territorial Review of Peru, and Skills Beyond School - Vocational Educationand Training Review). Through the Country Programme, Peru has also taken an important step in its relationship with the OECD by adhering to selected OECD legal instruments, such as the Anti-Bribery Convention

To co-ordinate the relationship, the OECD’s Global Relations Secretariat develops and oversees the strategic orientation of this relationship and ensures that the dialogue remains focused and forward-looking.

This results in a mutually beneficial relationship. The review and evaluation procedure allows for the sharing of OECD standards and best practices with Peruvian authorities, and the identification of areas for future reforms. Peru values the opportunity to discuss major policy issues and challenges in a multilateral context and to learn from the experiences of OECD countries facing similar challenges in many areas. In turn, this dialogue enriches the OECD’s knowledge and policy advice, and benefits OECD members and non-OECD economies by enabling them to acquire a better understanding of Peru.

 


 


“The OECD and Peru engaged in a fruitful dialogue on the direction and design of public policies, and we are extremely encouraged by the results to date. Our objectives in the Peru Country Programme are in line with those of President Kuczynski and his government, and have the main goal of improving public policies for more inclusive growth. We are encouraged by the commitment of the Peruvian government to collaborate with the OECD, and expect this fruitful relationship to continue and expand in the coming years.”

 

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the OECD-Peru Foum on 14 October, pictured alongside President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Vice President of the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar

 

 

 Peru's participation in OECD bodies


As a result of its Country Programme, Peru is increasingly beginning to adhere to OECD Legal Instruments and participate in OECD Bodies. Peru is an Associate in one OECD Body and a Participant in three. It has also adhered to six OECD legal instruments, and is a member of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (October 2014). Peru is featured in various OECD flagship publications, such as the Latin American Economic Outlook, Government at a Glance in Latin America, Pensions at a Glance in Latin America, and Revenue Statistics in Latin America; and is also currently the subject of a wide range of specific policy reviews through its Country Programme, on the topics of education and skills, youth, health systems, public governance, public sector integrity, regulatory policy, and public procurement, to name only a sample. The first review from Peru's Country Programme, the Multi-dimensional Country Review of Peru, was released in October 2015.

Peru’s official statistical data is also included in various OECD datasets, such as PISA; Revenue Statistics; Government at a Glance; international migration; environmental data; and pension monitoring. It is set to be integrated into the next update of the TiVA database as a part of its Country Programme.

Peru participates in ten OECD-LAC Regional Forums and Networks, and hosted the 2015 meetings of the Latin America and the Caribbean Network on BEPS and the OECD-Latin America Anti-Corruption Programme in Lima. Peru joined the Development Centre in July 2008.

 

Latest OECD Publications on Peru

 Cover Integrity Review Peru - ENG

OECD Integrity Review of Peru - Enhancing Public Sector Integrity for Inclusive Growth

This report assesses Peru's integrity system at both the central and subnational levels of government. It provides a set of recommendations to strengthen and consolidate this system, instil a culture of integrity, and ensure accountability through control and enforcement. Beyond reviewing the institutional arrangement of the system, the report analyses the policies and practices related to political finance, the promotion of public ethics and the management of conflict of interests, lobbying, whistleblower protection, internal control and risk management, as well as the disciplinary regime and the role of the criminal justice system in containing corruption.

 

Additional Recent Reviews of Peru:

 

 Upcoming OECD Policy Reviews on Peru (for 2016) under Country Programme:
  • Investing in Youth
  • Health System Review
  • Public Sector Integrity Review

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