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, Colombia, Indonesia, Morocco, North Macedonia, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia, Vietnam
Trade facilitation, Initial vocational education and training, Entrepreneurial ecosystems
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...
Benin, Bolivia, Cambodia, , 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
Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, , North Macedonia, Peru, Serbia, Vietnam
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Swiss Entrepreneurship Programme
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...
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...
Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru
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
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
21.01.2021
The journey of Talently, a female-led Peruvian tech start-up
Talently is a startup that tackles all aspects of job readiness through an integrated approach that makes it easier for tech professionals to access better opportunities by having a well-rounded skill set.
Peru
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
18.09.2020
Peru: opportunities amidst chaos
Alicia Vivanco, founder of the start-up “Fitness Pass”, found an opportunity in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis to reinvent and scale the value proposition of her company.
Colombia, Peru
25.03.2020
Latin America: challenges in urban transport due to nanoparticles
One of the main causes of air pollution is vehicle traffic. Vehicles emit ultra-small, highly toxic nanoparticles. Swisscontact has many years’ experience in transport and environmental projects. As part of the Climate and Clean Air in Latin American Cities (CALAC+) programme, Swisscontact is collaborating with local decision-makers in Latin...
Country Director, a.i.
Adrián Montalvo

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.

Contact

Swisscontact Perú
Prolongación Arenales N° 722, Miraflores  
Lima