Primary school students in the Peruvian Amazon have lagged far behind in early-grade reading skills. USAID helped introduce new teaching methodologies that increased reading performance scores by 25%. USAID is working with the Government of Peru to scale-up this approach and reach children throughout Peru.
Illegal gold mining is the most lucrative illicit activity in Peru, surpassing coca and cocaine production in recent years. Illegal gold mining involves destructive processes that are devastating Peru's Amazon communities, forests and waters supplies. USAID works with local communities, Peruvian research organizations, and U.S. universities to help address this critical threat to the Amazon.
The Amazon rainforest, the most biodiverse region on Earth, composes more than 60 percent of Peru’s territory. In recent decades, illegal logging in Peru has intensified and threatened future of the Peruvian Amazon. USAID helps reduce deforestation in the Amazon by working with local communities to use forest resources in a more sustainable manner.
Climate change has diminished water supply in Peru’s tropical Andean highlands. USAID invests in climate research and innovation to help local communities in the Amazon Basin and highlands adapt to these changes and secure a consistent water supply for the future.
El Programa APIC de USAID/Perú proporciona pasantías profesionales subvencionadas a recién egresados o estudiantes del último año de universidad, buscando desarrollar una mayor capacidad profesional con el fin de incrementar el liderazgo en las regiones con bajo nivel de desarrollo económico y en los grupos étnicos tradicionalmente marginados.
Last updated: February 07, 2017