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1 Sep 2021

Signature of the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Peru covering 2022-2026, which recognizes UNIDO’s contribution to ISID and Peru’s broader national development objectives, notably through the PCP.

1 Jul 2021

Approval of the national policy framework "Modification of the Regulations for the National System of Industrial Parks" incorporating sustainability criteria, which was developed with UNIDO’s assistance within the framework of the eco-industrial project of the PCP.

1 Jul 2021

1 Jun 2021

Endorsement by the Global Environment Facility of the full-sized project "Building human well-being and resilience in Amazonian forests by enhancing the value of biodiversity for food security and bio-businesses in the  context of climate change", which is part of the PCP’s focus area on value chain and enterprise development.

1 May 2021

International forum, "Towards a modern industrial development policy with Peru", jointly organized by UNIDO, the Ministry of Production and the International Labour Organization (ILO), to support the development of a new Industrial Policy.

1 May 2021

5 Feb 2021

PCP Peru's Partner and Donor Working Group holds its first (virtual) meeting, chaired by the Ministry of Production, bringing together representatives of the international development community to discuss potential synergies and joint initiatives.


30 Oct 2020

UNIDO and the Government of Peru jointly hold a workshop on circular economy to support the implementation of the National Roadmap for Circular Economy in the Industrial Sector, attended by representatives of the Ministry of Production and the Technological Institute of Production (ITP).

30 Oct 2020

2 Sep 2020

Launch of the PCP Peru project on the development of eco-industrial parks, funded by SECO. The project is part of a broader initiative of the Government of Peru to invest over $2 million for the promotion and development of eco-industrial parks, and will contribute to the implementation of the national roadmap towards circular economy and the national industrial park development strategy, developed with the support of UNIDO through the PCP.

19 Mar 2020

National PCP Coordination Office establishes its premises of the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE). 

19 Mar 2020

19 Feb 2020

Launching of the National Roadmap towards Circular Economy for Industry, developed with the assistance of UNIDO, under the Programme for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Framework. 


24 Dec 2019

Launching of the National Strategy for Industrial Park Development. The results of a UNIDO assessment on the capacity-building needs of the Centres for Productive Innovation and Technology Transfer (CITEs) on circular economy and innovation are presented to the Institute of Production Technology and Peruvian authorities. 

24 Dec 2019

21 Nov 2019

Signature of the implementation agreement for a new project on sustainable industrial zone development in Peru, funded by the GEF. The signing ceremony took place during the 18th session of the UNIDO General Conference held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 3 to 7 November 2019. Inception meeting of the project “Economic Empowerment of Women in Green Industry” held in Vienna from 14 to 15 November. It brought together the National Focal Points nominated by the implementing ministries in the four participating countries, representatives from UN Women, and the UNIDO project team to discuss project elements and the establishment of the National Steering Committee. Meeting of the Multi-sectoral Commission, which guides the implementation and inter-ministerial coordination of the PCP; decision to further align the PCP with the government’s priorities as outlined in the new  National Plan of Competitiveness and Productivity 2019-2030. UNIDO and the World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM) sign a Joint Declaration to support women’s economic empowerment, circular economy and resource efficiency, during the 67th FCEM World Congress in Lima. Second International Forum on Circular Economy held in Lima.

24 Oct 2019

National and regional workshops held to validate the draft proposal of the National Roadmap towards Circular Economy for Industry.

24 Oct 2019

21 Sep 2019

Ongoing discussions for UNIDO’s support to the Government in the design of a National Industrial Development Policy.

21 Aug 2019

Signing of the project document on “Strengthening the coffee and cocoa quality for exports from Peru”  in August 2019, following the visit of the UNIDO Director General to Lima. The project is part of the PCP quality and innovation component of the PCP; implementation is ongoing. Launching of a national study on mainstreaming Circular Economy services in the CITE network as part of the National Circular Economy Road Map, implemented jointly by MINAM, PRODUCE, EU and UNIDO.

21 Aug 2019

5 Jul 2019

Peru’s new National Competitiveness and Productivity Plan is enacted by Supreme Decree, containing mandates for the elaboration of a national strategy for industrial parks, as well as for a National Roadmap towards a Circular Economy in Industry.

1 Jun 2019

High-level workshop on “Circular Economy and Industry 4.0”, organized jointly with the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Production. Visit of the UNIDO Director General to Peru. International conference on ‘’Industrial Parks for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development’’, jointly organized by UNIDO, Peru's Ministry of Production and the National Association of Industries (SNI). Approval by the GEF of the project proposal on “Building human well-being and resilience in Amazonian forests by enhancing the value of biodiversity for food security and bio-businesses in a context of climate change”, part of the PCP component on value chain and enterprise development, paving the way for the start of implementation in 2020.

1 Jun 2019

1 May 2019

Regional workshop on sound chemicals management and SAICM (Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management), organized together with the Ministry of Environment.

1 Apr 2019

Establishment of focal points at the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Production and the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations to support the project “The Economic Empowerment of Women in Green Industry”.

1 Apr 2019

1 Feb 2019

Establishment of the PCP Coordination Office at the premises of the National Association of Industries (SNI).


14 Dec 2018

Peru's Ministry of Production and UNIDO present the outlines of the National Strategy for Industrial Parks to the public and private sector. “Regional event on circular economy and green industry held in Arequipa as part of the National Road Map for Circular Economy.

14 Dec 2018

7 Nov 2018

Launch of project focused on strengthening the quality of coffee and cocoa for Peruvian exports, part of PCP focus area on quality and innovation. Javier Dávila Quevedo, Peru’s Vice-Minister of Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises of the Ministry of Production participates in the Advanced Session of the Seventh ISID Forum.

19 Sep 2018

“Circular Economy Forum: Production of the Future” organized by UNIDO, in cooperation with the EU and Peru’s Ministry of Production and Ministry of Environment. Meeting of the Multisectoral Commission for Productive Diversification, chaired by Peru’s Vice-Minister of Production. Proposal to establish a sub-group within the Commission to host the PCP Peru National Advisory Board. Presentation of the UNIDO 2018 Industrial Development Report to key public and private sector stakeholders, hosted by the Ministry of Production and the Chamber of Commerce of Lima.

19 Sep 2018

6 Jun 2018

Mission to Peru by PCP team to formulate a case study on industrial park development as part of the UNIDO Guiding Framework for Industrial Parks.

1 May 2018

UNIDO, EU and Peru’s Ministry of Production and Ministry of Environment commence joint preparations for the first Circular Economy Forum to be held in Lima in September 2018.

1 May 2018

21 Apr 2018

Workshop on energy management in industrial activities held in Peru for public and private sector representatives. Field visit to China by PCP Peru team to study best practices in industrial park development. Lessons learned will support the Industrial Parks Road Map for Peru. Ongoing discussions for South-South cooperation possibilities in the aquaculture sector.

21 Mar 2018

“Sustainable Industrial Zone Development in Peru” project approved by the GEF, paving the way for implementation as of May 2018.

21 Mar 2018

20 Mar 2018

First technical mission to Peru: consultation with Government and partners on the PCP technical framework.

21 Feb 2018

Preliminary results of a UNIDO assessment identify 4 potential industrial park instruments to support the growth of the Peruvian industrial sector. These results will contribute to the National Industrial Parks Road Map.

21 Feb 2018

1 Jan 2018

Road map for the development of a national strategy on industrial parks formulated. This will guide the planning, development and implementation of industrial parks going forward.


1 Dec 2017

PCP Peru Programme Document endorsed and 5 priority projects selected by the Government of Peru for the initiation of the Implementation Phase.

1 Dec 2017

1 Nov 2017

Sixth ISID Forum entitled "PCP Approach: Evolving Partnerships for Greater Impact" held in Vienna, attended by the Peruvian delegation led by the Vice-Minister of Production. Global Quality and Standards Programme signed, paving the way for implementation of project entitled “Strengthening the coffee and cocoa quality for exports from Peru”.

1 Oct 2017

Stakeholder validation meeting for the GEF-funded sustainable industrial zones development project.

1 Oct 2017

1 Jul 2017

Seminar to present results of study on business models and production protocols for aquaculture.

1 Jun 2017

First meeting of the National Advisory Board and the preparatory meeting of the Partner Donor Working Group.

1 Jun 2017

20 May 2017

International conference on Sustainable Industrial Parks.

20 Apr 2017

Study on business/investment models and production protocols for aquaculture products finalized.

20 Apr 2017

20 Mar 2017

Innovation workshop: presentation of results from extended CITE assessment.

1 Feb 2017

Workshop hosted for ASBANC - the national association of commercial banks - to present business opportunities in the GEF-funded sustainable industrial zone development project. Preparatory meeting of the National Advisory Board.

1 Feb 2017

20 Jan 2017

Joint UNIDO-IaDB workshop on productive innovation. Comprehensive assessment of CITEs initiated.


1 Dec 2016

Study initiated on the development of business models for the production and processing of aquaculture products in the Amazon region.

1 Dec 2016

20 Nov 2016

Stakeholder consultation workshops for the GEF-funded sustainable industrial zones development project.

20 Sep 2016

Official Launch of PCP Peru Programming Phase, chaired by the Minister of Production and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Minister of Production signs the PCP Inception Phase Agreement. Quality workshop with the National Quality Institute (INACAL): action plan to strengthen the quality system and foster a quality culture in Peru. Innovation workshop: technical report on Innovation and Technology Centres (CITEs) presented. UNIDO, Government of Peru and financial institutions hold meeting as prelude to the launch of the Partner and Donor Working Group (PDWG).

20 Sep 2016

20 Aug 2016

Public and private sector negotiations underway for the development of a sustainable industrial zone project in Callao.

20 May 2016

Independent assessment of selected Innovation and Technology Centres (CITEs).

20 May 2016

20 Apr 2016

Sustainability analysis of the master plan for the industrial park in Ancón.

20 Jan 2016

Formulation mission to Peru to define the implementation modalities and assess the interest of public, private and multilateral institutions in partnering with UNIDO and the Ministry of Production.

20 Jan 2016


20 Dec 2015

Fourth ISID Forum: Peru announced as the third PCP pilot country.  UNIDO and the Government of Peru sign a Joint Declaration on the Programme for Country Partnership for Peru.

Introducing Peru

Peru has reached the status of an upper-middle-income economy, following two decades of remarkable economic growth. This is largely attributed to Peru’s sound macroeconomic policies and economic openness, resulting in renewed investor confidence and improved infrastructure to support Peru’s competitiveness and productivity growth.  The main economic sectors according to their contribution to gross domestic product (Central Bank of Peru, 2019) are commerce and services (61.1%), mining and fuel (12.9%), manufacturing (12.3%), construction (5.8%), agriculture and livestock (5.6%).

Building a more diversified economy and strengthening productivity are at the core of Peru economic policies, namel the National Policy of Competitiveness and Productivity (2018) and the National Plan of Competitiveness and Productivity (2019).

Peru is engaged in numerous free trade agreements at the multilateral, regional or bilateral levels, including the World Trade Organization, the Pacific Alliance, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, and agreements with the European Union, China and the United States of America, among others. According to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, in 2018, total exports from Peru reaching a record high of US$ 47,709 million.

PCP Peru

Fostering modern, competitive and inclusive industry in Peru

In December 2015, the Government of Peru and UNIDO began developing a holistic programme to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrialization in Peru. The Programme for Country Partnership for Peru (PCP Peru) seeks to facilitate the mobilization of partners, expertise and resources to help advance modern, competitive and inclusive industry in Peru in line with the national development strategy, Plan Bicentenario: El Perú hacia el 2021 (Plan 2021). 

The PCP rests on a multi-stakeholder partnership between development partners, UN agencies, financial institutions, and the business sector, under the overall leadership of the Government of Peru.

The PCP’s implementation phase started in January 2018 with several technical projects launched within the programme’s priority areas.  PCP Peru focuses on four main areas: (i) quality and innovation; (ii) value chain and enterprise development; (iii) sustainable industrial parks and zones; and (iv) industrial resource and energy efficiency and renewable energy. The programme also supports cross-cutting areas such as policy development and gender mainstreaming.

Through the PCP, UNIDO provides advisory services to the government on industry-related issues, delivers multidisciplinary technical assistance, and facilitates overall coordination and the convening of partners. The various technical projects and programmes are implemented by UNIDO and other development partners, and coordinated through national governing bodies.


PCP Peru supports the following national targets from the Plan 2021, inter alia:




National public sector - Ministry of Production, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, National Finance Corporation (COFIDE).

National private sector - National Association of Industries (SNI), Lima’s Chamber of Commerce (CCL); Exporters Association (ADEX).

Financial institutions - Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank - International Finance Corporation, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Global Environment Facility.

Multilateral - European Union.

Bilateral – Switzerland (SECO), China, Austria, Germany (GIZ), Republic of Korea, Japan, Spain.

UN System - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).


The PCP will be aligned with Peru’s new National Plan for Competitiveness and Productivity, and a new set of prioritized technical assistance initiatives will be designed by the Ministry of Production and UNIDO for engagement with partners and donors.

UNIDO will support the Government in identifying funding opportunities from bilateral and multilateral partners, including financial institutions.

On the policy side, the PCP will accompany, orient and provide advisory services to Peru’s Ministry of Production (Produce) in the formulation of a New National Industrial Development Policy to help accelerate industrial development and competitiveness in Peru, and continue supporting the implementation of the National Roadmap towards Circular Economy in Industry.



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