Peru

Asociación de Jueces para la Justicia y la Democracia (Association of Judges for Justice and Democracy or JUSDEM)
$50,000
To become a public voice for reform-minded judges and to consolidate its institutional capacity. JUSDEM will design an effective internal and external communication strategy that promotes integration and cohesion among its members, and raises the association’s public profile. JUSDEM will provide training opportunities for Peruvian judges on human rights law, the formulation and application of public policies, and judicial-media relations.

Asociación Negra de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos (Association of Afro-Peruvians for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights or ASONEDH)
$40,000
To train Afro-descendant leaders and to promote increased political participation in Afro-Peruvian communities. ASONEDH will hold training workshops in six departments on minority rights, human rights, combating discrimination, engaging the state, and community development strategies. ASONEDH will organize a national governance school to discuss Latin American social movements, the formation of civil society networks, interaction with political parties, and a national development agenda for Afro-Peruvian communities.

Ciudad Nuestra (Our City)
$39,713
To establish a pluralistic and permanent mechanism to monitor the performance of the municipal government of Lima. Working in partnership with Bogota Cómo Vamos, Cómo Vamos Lima will adapt the organizational model and monitoring methodology of the Bogota partner to the local context, and will establish a multi-sectoral consortium to monitor and assess the performance of the Lima municipal government.

Comisión Diocesana de Servicio Pastoral Social (Diocesan Commission of Pastoral Social Services or CODISPAS)
$36,495
To strengthen local government capacity to manage public resources from extractive industries in an effective and transparent manner. COSDIPAS will work with ten municipalities that receive significant resources from extractive industries and will strengthen the technical and management capacity of local government officials. CODISPAS will also train journalists and civil society organizations to conduct oversight activities and promote increased media coverage of local government spending.

Comisión de Solidaridad, Desarrollo y Justicia (Commission of Solidarity, Development and Justice or COSDEJ)
$34,994
To promote greater respect for human rights in local offices of the Peruvian National Police in Lambayeque Department. COSDEJ will conduct training seminars and workshops on how to comply with national and international human rights standards. Additionally, COSDEJ will work to improve citizen relations with law enforcement officers and raise public awareness about the importance of police respect for human rights.

Consejo Nacional para la Ética Pública (National Council for Public Ethics or Proética)
$59,090
To train newly-elected regional and local officials to implement their anti-corruption programs and to train civil society to monitor their performance. Anti-corruption plans will address the key areas of (1) public contracts and procurement; (2) institutional controls; (3) transparency and access to public information; and (4) accountability and citizen participation. Proética will train civil society representatives to collect information on the implementation and will provide recommendations for improving transparency.

Consejo de la Prensa Peruana (Council for the Peruvian Press)
$70,000
To promote transparency and accountability in regional and local government. The Council will provide follow-up training for regional and local government officials in municipalities in Cusco and Arequipa, and hold a series of public hearings to provide citizens with information about their rights under the access to information law. The Council will also conduct a national transparency campaign to raise citizen awareness on the access to information law.

Consorcio de Investigación Económica y Social (Consortium of Economic and Social Research or CIES)
$47,900
To help newly-elected regional authorities in Arequipa implement policy recommendations made during the pre-electoral period. With the Catholic University Santa Maria, CIES will promote greater collaboration between government officials and academics with expertise in governance and public administration. CIES will identify indicators and benchmarks for strengthening key areas of governance and will provide technical assistance to the regional government to design and implement related projects.

Consultores en Planificación ( Planning Consultants or COPLAN)
$25,030
To promote citizen participation in local government in Arequipa State. COPLAN will work with 60 university students in Arequipa to promote and enhance citizen participation at the local level. These students and COPLAN staff will provide training on participatory budgeting, access to information, and citizen participation to community leaders in 10 rural communities and five larger municipalities.

Foro Nacional/Internacional (National/ International Forum)
$9,500 (Supplemental)
To promote pluralism and a long-term development strategy through the dissemination of research, case studies and best practices in a medium easily accessible to the public. With NED support, Foro Nacional has produced a television series depicting the successes and challenges of Peruvians in reducing poverty and overcoming underdevelopment. The programs are currently being broadcasted on public television. Supplemental support will enable Foro Nacional to improve and update its current website and upload the television series.

Instituto de Defensa Legal (Institute for Legal Defense or IDL)
$55,906
To improve access to legal identification for poor and rural populations and to promote the reform of procedures governing the issuance of identification cards in Peru. Working with the National Identification and Civil Registry (RENIEC), IDL will conduct a field study in the department of Huancavelica to identify the main challenges facing undocumented citizens and offer a comprehensive proposal to revise the Reniec’s legal framework and administrative structure to ensure citizens’ right to a legal identification.

International Republican Institute
$400,000
To improve good governance at the local level to ensure that political, social and economic priorities are based on broad community consensus and that the voice of the poorest and the most disenfranchised is considered. The program will focus on accountability, transparency, anti-corruption measures, effective public sector management, and participatory development. IRI will work to increase the extent to which resources reach their intended beneficiaries.

J.M. Arguedianos Training Center
$30,000
To encourage greater youth participation in the political process by training 80 young leaders. The Center will work with adolescents and young adults, community youth organizations, and local government authorities in four districts in Junín. The Center will conduct a leadership school on civic education and democratic values and will help participants design and advocate for local public policies.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
$366,980
To help political parties become more responsive, representative and able to develop and implement effective anti-poverty strategies at the regional and national levels. NDI’s program will enhance the capacity of national political parties, regional movements and elected officials to identify poverty reduction needs and develop policy proposals and, at the same time, will help them become more representative and responsive to the social and economic needs of youth.

Socios Peru – Centro de Colaboración Cívica (Peruvian Members – Center for Civic Collaboration)
$39,900
To improve communications and build consensus between local government officials and civil society leaders in two municipalities that receive significant resources from foreign extractive industries. Socios Peru will strengthen the capacity of public officials to design and manage public investment projects, and will encourage and train citizens to use existing participation and accountability mechanisms.