Capital Lima
Population 29.5 million
Life Expectancy 70.74
Access to clean water 84%
Adult literacy 92.9%
Under five mortality 28.6 per 1,000 live births
GDP per head (US$ PPP) $8,500

Our Joint Programmes

Improving Nutrition and Food Security for the Peruvian Child: a Capacity Building Approach
Indigenous children of Peru's High Andes and Amazon regions are among the most malnourished in the world: up to half of them suffer from chronic malnutrition and many are anemic and Vitamin A deficient. This Joint Programme supported the Peruvian government's effort to improve food security and nutrition in four of the country's poorest regions by accelerating implementation of the National Strategy “CRECER.” 
Integrated and adaptive management of environmental resources and climatic risks in High Andean micro-watersheds
This Joint Programme's aim was to develop and reinforce the abilities of Peru's local and regional governments, communal authorities and the general population to improve management of environmental resources and the provision of services in High Andean rural areas. It took a participatory, informed and decentralized perspective that incorporated environmental and climate change issues into public policy decisions at the local and regional government levels.
Inclusive creative industries: an innovative tool for alleviating poverty in Peru
This Joint Programme worked to alleviate poverty in four of Peru's most disadvantaged regions by developing inclusive creative industries in tourism, handicrafts, organic agriculture and gastronomy.
Peru: Promotion of employment and MSEs for Youth and Management of Juvenile Labor Migration
Despite achieving the highest average growth rate in Latin America over the last decade, Peru still struggles with inequalities, particularly among youth. While those with qualifications and skills have benefitted from the economic activity, many young people are jobless, and just over half say they would leave the country if given the opportunity. This Joint Programme sought to promote employment and microenterprise for Peruvian youth, and to manage their migration, by creating more and better opportunities for them to secure decent work. 


Peru's craft producers benefit from MDG-F programme

Training in artisanry, weaving, gastronomy and tourism improve livelihoods for 2,300 in 4 regions.    


MDG-Fund convenes talks on human trafficking

Officials from Peru and Ecuador meet in first binational talks on preventing trafficking and caring for its victims.


Peru launches plan to combat extreme poverty

MDG-F-funded programme also helping to reduce chronic child malnutrition in indigenous region.



2,500 Peruvian families make tradition a way of life

The MDG-F supports small businesses to reduce poverty in the High Andes.


The value of words

The MDG-F leverages the potential of oral tradition to heal wounds, share knowledge and improve health in four of Peru’s poorest regions.


Empowering farmers and fighting inequality in Peru

An MDG-F programme is improving life for some of the world’s most malnourished children.