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

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,...
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...
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
Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Colombia, Indonesia, Morocco, North Macedonia, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia, Vietnam
Trade facilitation, 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...
Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, 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...

News

Peru, Colombia, Chile, Mexico
Green cities
06.12.2021
Second Latin American Conference on nanoparticle emissions
In 2019, the first Latin American Conference on Nanoparticle Emissions was held, raising great interest in the region. This led to the Climate and Clean Air programme CALAC+ managing the creation of a technical working group that elaborated documents which allow Latin American cities to adopt standards and policies with regard to clean air.
Peru, Colombia
17.11.2021
Swisscontact shares experience in safe construction
From November 16th to 19th Swisscontact participates in the international event "Europe Housing Forum - Building foundations for the future of affordable housing", sharing its experience with projects in safe construction. 
Peru
29.10.2021
Convenio con Municipalidad de Comas
 El Proyecto Construya Perú, ejecutado por Swisscontact, firmó un convenio de cooperación con la Municipalidad Distrital de Comas para la sensibilización de familias en construcción segura de viviendas. Asimismo, el convenio implica apoyo en la asistencia técnica de construcción de viviendas y capacitación de maestros constructores, con el fin de seguir promoviendo la construcción de viviendas seguras en el distrito.
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.

Contact

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