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A mutually beneficial relationship
Peru is amongst the first countries to engage with the OECD through an OECD Country Programme. Launched in December 2014, the Programme was built around five key areas for Peru: economic growth; public governance, anti-corruption and transparency; human capital and productivity; and environment. The Programme comprises policy reviews, implementation and capacity building projects, participation in OECD Committees and adherence to selected OECD legal instruments.
This Country Programme has been highly effective in supporting Peru’s reform agenda. As an example, in December 2016, the government enacted 29 legislative decrees that implement OECD Recommendations and other policy standards. These included reforms in areas such as environment, waste management, transparency and exchange of information in tax matters, regulatory policy, cross-border bribery, integrity and rural and urban development. 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 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.
Mercedes Aráoz, Vice-President of Peru and Ángel Gurría, Secretary General of the OECD in October 2017
Latest OECD Publications on Peru
This report is the first review of Peru’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on environmental management (air, waste and chemicals, water and biodiversity) and the sustainable use of the natural resource base. The environmental performance of the farming, fishing and mining sectors is analysed in detail.
Find more information about OECD Environmental Performace Reviews of Peru here
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