Foro Perú OCDE 2016
Peru-OECD 2016 Forum
October 14, 2016Centrum - Graduate Business School, Lima, Perú.

The Peru 2016 OECD Forum provides a space for dialogue on the development agenda of the country based on analysis, studies and discussions carried out under the OECD Country Program for Peru.

The conference will cover the following topics: economic growth and equal opportunities, education and skills, integrity, transparency and modernization of the public sector. 


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Friday, October  14th, 2016



9:00 – 9:45

OPENING: Peru and the OECD: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship

Welcome by Fernando D’Alessio – General Director, CENTRUM Católica


  • Pedro Pablo Kuczynski – President of the Republic of Peru
  • Fernando Zavala Lombardi, President of Cabinet Council
  • Ángel Gurría – General Secretary, OECD

Moderated by:

  • Jorge Familiar – Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank

9:45 - 11:00

Session 1: Economic growth, reduction of the poverty and equal opportunities

The country has registered strong economic growth since the beginning of the 21st century, which has resulted in a notable reduction of poverty from nearly 45% in 2004 to 20% in 2014. Although major inequalities still exist, related not only to income, but also to different dimensions of well-being, these too have dramatically reduced. In order to confront the “middle income trap” and to strengthen the emergent middle class, Peru will have to stimulate its productivity and economic diversification, promote formal employment, and provide better public services, such in improved connectivity of transport.

Moderated by: Fernando D’Alessio - General Director, CENTRUM Católica

  • Alfredo Thorne, Minister of Economy and Finance
  • Mario Pezzini, Director, Development Co-operation Center, OECD
  • Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Chief Economist of Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank Group
  • Viviana Caro Hinojosa, Representative of Inter-American Development Bank



11:30 - 12:45

Session 2: A Modern State that promotes integrity in the public sector

A Modern State is one that works efficiently and effectively to promote the ethics and the integrity of the public sector. To this end, it is essential to strengthen the country’s legal and institutional framework, the use of accountability mechanisms, and to promote a culture of integrity and transparency such that cases of corruption are not only punished, but also prevented. To continue developing into a Modern State, Peru must define and implement instruments that guarantee public ethics in managing conflicts of interest, internal control, lobbying, and intergovernmental and interregional coordination.

Moderated by: María del Carmen Sacasa, United Nations Resident Coordinator Representative, UNDP resident

  • María Soledad Pérez Tello, Minister of Justice and Human Rights
  • Pablo Sánchez Velarde, President of the Anti-Corruption Commission and Attorney General
  • János Bertók, Chief of the Public Integrity Division, Directorate of Public Governance and OECD Territorial Development
  • Silvia Spaeth, Head of Research at the Ministry of Interior of Germany
  • Jorge Medina, President of Proética



14:30 – 15:45


Session 3: Education and skills as central pillars of economic and social development of Peru

Education and the creation of professional skills are central pillars for economic and social development of any country, and they certainly are in the case of Peru. A good education is essential-- not only for the acquisition of cognitive skills, but also for non-cognitive skills (such as the ability to learn, motivation, and perseverance). Both types of skills are critical for the development of individuals within a society and their future participation in the labor market. As such, it is essential to improve the quality of education and the development, application, and use of skills in order to deal with major economic and social challenges facing Peru, such as low productivity, lack of opportunities, and youth unemployment.

Moderated by: Beatrice Avolio, Deputy General Director, CENTRUM Católica

  • Jaime Saavedra, Minister of Education
  • Alfonso Grados Carraro, Minister of Labor and Employment Promotion
  • Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education and Skills, OECD
  • Pablo de la Flor, President of the Education Committee, IPAE
  • Zbigniew Marciniak, Former Deputy Minister of Education of Poland



16:00 - 17:15

Session 4: A Modern State that is closer to its citizens

A public sector that is more participative, transparent, open, efficient and effective is essential to successfully address the needs of its citizens. To achieve this goal poses significant challenges in terms of public governance. Likewise, it requires coordinated effort among the State and civil society to define, implement, and measure the performance of public policies that support inclusive growth and directly targets the economic and socio-demographic challenges facing Peruvian society.

Moderated by: Irene Horejs, Ambassador of the European Union in Peru

  • Mayén Ugarte, Director of Public Management, Presidency of Council of Ministers
  • Rolf Alter, Director of Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD
  • Michelle d’Auray, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Canada to the OECD
  • Edgardo Cruzado Silverii, Secretary of Decentralization, Presidency of Council of Ministers

17:15 – 18:00



  • Fernando Zavala Lombardi, President of Cabinet Council
  • Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff of the OECD, Sherpa to the G20 and Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the OECD
  • Alberto Rodríguez, World Bank Director for Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela

Moderated by: Javier Iguiñiz, Executive Secretary, Acuerdo Nacional


Last Updated: Oct 14, 2016

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