Peru

Peru, a demonstrably stable economy in recent decades, is driven largely by the abundance of natural resources and the high price of commodities on the world market. However, the prevalence of employment in the informal sector (more than 70%), limited access to health services, low quality of education, and high level of corruption, remain a problem for the country. 
peru

facts and figures

  • Area: 1,28 million km²
  • Population: 33,000,000
  • Capital: Lima

Swisscontact in PerU

  • since 1966

Projects

Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Peru, Serbia, Vietnam
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Swiss Entrepreneurship Program
The heart of any entrepreneurial ecosystem is the community of entrepreneurs themselves. The Swiss Entrepreneurship Program (Swiss EP) has incorporated this belief and supports building local startup communities bottom up by working with ecosystem leaders and builders since 2015. We do this by working with selected startup support organizations...
Benin, Bolivia, Cambodia, Kosovo, Laos, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Senior Expert Contact
Promoting entrepreneurship through expertise - Imparting technical skills through volunteer work Through their services, Senior Expert Contact (SEC) experts provide hands-on, direct support to companies and institutions in their efforts to grow.
Website
Peru
Upskilling and reskilling
Peru: Promotion of Safe, Sound and Sustainable Construction Practices in Vulnerable Urban Areas (Construya)
Accelerated urbanization, a lack of urban planning and a significant housing deficit have generated an increasing number of informal dwellings. It is estimated that 500,000 homes and more than 700,000 people in Lima live in conditions that place them at high-risk of earthquakes and tsunamis, making Peru one of the countries most likely to...
Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Colombia, Indonesia, Morocco, North Macedonia, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia, Vietnam
Trade, Initial vocational education and training, Entrepreneurial ecosystems, Sustainable tourism
Swiss Import Promotion Programme
The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) is a well-established mandate of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) within the framework of its economic development cooperation. As for the new investment phase (2017-2020), SIPPO is carried out by Swisscontact.The overall objective of the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) is...
Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru
Green cities
Climate and Clean Air project in Latin American Cities Plus (CALAC+)
The Paris Climate Agreement adopted in December 2015 provides a clear signal from countries towards reducing emissions and build resilience to climate change impacts within the transport sector.Thanks to its management and technical expertise, Switzerland contributes significantly to the transformation of cleaner transport in Latin American cities,...

News

Peru, Vietnam, Albania, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
28.11.2022
Women powered entrepreneurship for equal opportunities in the future
According to the 2020/21 GEM Women entrepreneurs report, women account for half of the entrepreneurial activity globally. However, those activities tend to remain at a very small scale, impacting the women entrepreneurs and their immediate family, often not becoming growing companies that create jobs and employment opportunities for others due to lack of support and financing.
Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Nicaragua
Upskilling and reskilling, Labour market insertion, Initial vocational education and training
19.09.2022
Skills Development in Latin America
Through lifelong learning, based on a high-quality education and training system, it is possible to access the world of work, mitigating youth unemployment and contributing to stability in fragile contexts such as in Latin America. Watch the video to learn more.
Peru
Upskilling and reskilling
08.08.2022
INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR "Hybrid Learning: Innovations and lessons learned, international practices and opportunities ahead"
Technological advances and changes in educational teaching processes have challenged us to incorporate hybrid learning as a new way of thinking about training.
Representante en Perú
Cecilia Rivera

Interventions

Swisscontact began its activities in Peru 54 years ago (in 1966). Since then, our portfolio of projects and services has evolved according to global priorities and the countries in which we work. At present, it focuses on ecosystem facilitation and capacity building in agriculture, food security, trade and exports as well as technical and professional training, business promotion, the environment and adaptation to climate change, within the framework of resource efficiency and private sector development.

Jobs
Motivated and productive employees with initiative constitute the most important success factor in all areas of our work. We count on individuals who are looking to the future, impact- and team-oriented, and want to work in international development cooperation.
Latin America Regional Report 2021
In 2021, Swisscontact Latin America continued to strengthen synergies with the private and public sectors with the aim of achieving more equal, inclusive and resilient societies that are able to meet the challenges and difficulties facing the region.

Contact

Swisscontact Perú
Calle José Gálvez 692, Piso 7, Miraflores  
Lima