Perú es líder en la producción de cocaína, una industria ilegal que promueve el crimen y daña a las comunidades rurales. USAID apoya la Estrategia Nacional de Lucha contra las Drogas del Gobierno de Perú (GOP), ofrece alternativas al cultivo de coca y refuerza al GOP para enfrentar a las mafias de la droga. Este modelo ha sido muy exitoso y ha sacado a miles de familias rurales peruanas de la pobreza, alejándolas del cultivo de la coca.
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.
Effective government institutions that represent the interests of all citizens are essential for economic growth and prosperity. Throughout Peru, and especially in rural areas, government organizations often lack the capacity and resources to be effective. To address these issues, USAID partners with the Government of Peru, local and regional governments, and civil society to improve the quality of public services and promote transparent governance.
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.
Last updated: February 07, 2017