Detailed performance results may be found at Peru - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY16-FY21.
Productivity for growth
The first pillar of the World Bank’s Country Partnership Framework with Peru 2016-2021 (CPF) focuses on productivity and covers four objectives: improve connectivity, ease the barriers to formalization, facilitate absorption of skills and technology by small and medium size business and enhance the environment for sustainable private investments. Significant advances have been made in this pillar.
The Sierra Rural Development Project supported improving assets and economic conditions of local producers from six regions (Apurimac, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Junín, Huánuco and Pasco). The increase in the value of principal productive assets of local producers was estimated to be 63.8 percent, benefiting 56,837 households. Moreover, the business plans implemented under the project exhibited high performance. At closing, the project reported an increase of 35 percent in net sales volume.
The Second Rural Electrification Project installed infrastructure with the capacity to connect 42,669 rural households (about 169,000 people), thus increasing the country’s rural electricity coverage by 2.1 percent. The program was also instrumental in consolidating an innovative model for regulated service by electricity distribution companies using solar PV systems to serve people that could not be reached by the grid. Moreover, it supported family producers, small and micro-enterprises, and cooperatives to adopt electricity and use it for multiple purposes. It is estimated that the program has benefited directly 4,376 rural producers, including 1,569 women producers.
The Basic Education Project sought to improve the Ministry of Education’s (Minedu) capacity to evaluate student learning, instructional practice and school leadership in Basic Education. Minedu’s capacity to assess student learning outcomes has been strengthened, as measured by the number of cycles of preschool, primary, and secondary education levels with student learning outcomes analyzed by the project. In addition, Minedu’s strengthened capacity to monitor instructional practice is reflected in the publication of a comprehensive report analyzing pedagogical practices over the course of four national studies of classroom instructional practice. Likewise, Minedu’s strengthened capacity to evaluate school leadership resulted in 18,477 school management positions staffed through the competitive evaluation of over 53,699 candidates.
The Higher Education Quality Improvement Project aimed at improving Peru’s higher education quality assurance system through the promotion of self and external evaluations, the financing of improvement plans, and the provision of information. There was notable achievement in both the number of self-evaluations and external evaluations finalized. The project provided technical assistance to 135 higher education institutions. This supported 233 quality committees and 413 instances of technical assistance. Financing under the Fund for Quality Enhancement (Fondo de Estímulo de la Calidad) was provided to 60 public pedagogic and technological institutes that required external evaluation as a final step in the process of accreditation of National System for Evaluation, Accreditation, and Certification of the Quality of Education (SINEACE). By completion, 1,383 self-evaluations had been carried out in Quality Assurance Information (SAES) and 456 external evaluations had been finalized as part of the process of higher education quality assurance. Nearly 80 percent of the institutes that received financing for carrying out external evaluations under the project obtained the necessary accreditation from SINEACE.
The Social Inclusion Technical Assistance Loan aimed at strengthening the Ministry of Inclusion and Social Development’s (Midis) systems and capacity to improve the performance of its programs and to monitor social inclusion policy. With the support of the project, Midis consolidated and launched several information systems with the objective of improving the internal management processes of the social inclusion sector, and to strengthening the transparency and accountability of its programs, including the National Register of Social Programs, the National Social Registry and Peru's Household Targeting System (Sistema de Focalización de Hogares, SISFOH), amongst others. The project, through the support of these systems, also improved the performance of the Midis programs. All Midis programs, with the exception of Juntos, uninterruptedly increased their coverage during the period 2012-2017. Finally, cash transfers through Juntos and Pension 65 do show a positive effect on poverty, as they can explain as much as 3.4 percentage points of extreme poverty reduction in rural areas for 2016.
Services for citizens across the territory
The CPF’s second pillar focuses on improving the delivery of services and involves three objectives: improve water and sanitation services in key urban areas, modernize delivery of health and nutrition services for the poor, and expedite the processing of family and commercial cases by the justice system. Significant contributions have been made in this regard.
The Results Nutrition for Juntos Project aimed at increasing the demand for nutrition services by strengthening the operational effectiveness of Juntos (a conditional cash transfer program). The percentage of children under 12 months that received the complete health checkups scheme (CRED) according to their age in the areas of intervention of the Juntos Program targeted by this operation increased from 63.9% in 2011 to 86.4% in 2017 and the same indicator in children under 36 months increased from 67.2% in 2012 to 70% in 2016. Added to that the percentage of children younger than 36 months affiliated to SIS and with complete and timely CRED in the areas of intervention of Juntos in Amazonas, Cajamarca, and Huánuco regions increased from 43% in 2011 to 88.5% in 2017.
The Justice Service Improvement Project II supported improving the quality of justice services, through the successful implementation of the e-filing and electronic notification systems that translated into quicker and more secure processes. In addition, in the case of the Judicial Academy (AMAG), the project successfully supported the development of a training program for magistrates and prosecutors. The consolidation of the AMAG’s training programs raised the technical capacity of legal service providers as evidenced by the increase in the number of average lecture hours per participant from 23 in 2011 to 44 hours in 2015. Furthermore, the implementation of the online training platform allowed to increase the reach, as evidenced by the increase in the number of judges and prosecutors trained from 682 in 2011 to 4,798 by 2015.
Natural resources and climate change risk management
Finally, the CPF’s third, and last pillar, focuses on strengthen the management of natural resources and climate change risk management.
The Cusco Regional Development Project aimed at improving the quality of tourism and solid waste management services and increase the resilience of the tourism sector to the impacts of natural disasters in the provinces of Calca, Urubamba, and Cusco. The project completed the Urubamba sanitary landfill, one of the first of its kind in Peru and the one with the largest capacity in Cusco, and purchased machinery to operate the landfill and equipment for trash collection, recycling and street sweeping.
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2021