Building Governance with Integrity

Project description

Title: Promoting evidence-based public administration with integrity in Peru
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)​​​​​​​
Country: Peru
Lead executing agency: Presidency of the Council of Ministers (Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros, PCM)​​​​​​​
Overall term: 2022 to 2024

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Context

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática, INEI), corruption is the main problem in Peru for 60 per cent of the country’s citizens. This extends right into the highest public offices.

The fight against corruption has intensified in recent years, as is reflected in particular in the national integrity and anti-corruption policy and its plan. Prevention, risk management and cross-institutional coordination, with a view to avoiding and prosecuting bribery and other criminal offences, now have top priority. Likewise, the modernisation policy of public administration, promoted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM), has created suitable instruments, which are intended to improve the internal administration of public entities, in turn improving the quality and effectiveness of services for citizens.

However, there is still a lack of mechanisms that have an effect on cross-institutional cooperation. There is also a lack of reliable data for decision-making to allow further progress to be made with the reforms and ultimately establish an effective public administration with integrity.

Objective

The Presidency of the Council of Ministers implements administrative reforms more effectively. This ensures evidence-based government action with integrity.

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Approach

The project supports the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in the following areas:

  • Developing strategies for various interest groups in order to implement guidelines on public integrity and fight against corruption. It supports the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in taking a leading role in governmental integrity.
  • Designing and organising an information system so that reforms in public administration can be implemented successfully based on evidence.
  • Implementing strategic measures that promote governmental integrity by means of cross-institutional cooperation.

The technical cooperation is developed with an emphasis on gender equality.

Last Updated: April 2022