Centro de Estudios y Promocion del Desarrollo – desco
Participation of Peruvian Civil Society in Anti-Corruption Policies to Strengthen Democracy
To foster transparency by coordinating civil society anti-corruption initiatives; and to promote civil society participation in anti-corruption initiatives and activities at the regional, national, and international level. Desco will consolidate and build capacity for a coalition of more than 100 civil society organizations, which will lead collective advocacy efforts for anti-corruption initiatives at the local and national level. This coalition will ultimately debate and formulate an anti-corruption agenda, to be proposed to the Peruvian government and international hemispheric forums.
Consorcio de Investigacion Economica y Social
Strengthening Democratic Governance
To foster increased dialogue and cooperation between the executive and legislative branches; and to identify and promote institutional reforms that strengthen democracy, good governance, and political inclusion. The organization will meet with key members of Congress and the executive branch to identify, discuss, and agree on topics that will further political reform and strengthen democracy. The organization will establish working groups made up of congressional leaders and high-level officials from various cabinet ministries to further the agenda of institutional reform and good governance.
Empresa Editora Milenio Sociedad Anonima Cerrada
Promoting Transparency Through Independent News and Information
To enhance the availability and quality of information on local politics and governance and to promote accountability and transparency in remote areas of Peru by strengthening a local digital media alliance. The organization will support a network of regional media outlets that will produce independent reporting in 10 provinces. It will also promote investigative journalism in the provinces and train members of the network in investigative journalism techniques.
International Republican Institute (IRI)
Promoting Youth Civic Engagement in Policy Dialogue with Congress
To promote Peruvian youth civic and political engagement in policy development through dialogues with newly elected members of Congress on key youth priorities and advocacy skills for continued legislative oversight, the Institute will form a Youth Advocacy Network (YAN), comprised of up to 135 young leaders, and provide civic advocacy trainings. The Institute will also provide newly elected members of Congress and their staff with constituent outreach skills, facilitate structured dialogues on youth policy priorities, and support YAN’s advocacy campaigns and youth-focused legislative monitoring.
Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya
Enhancing Efforts to Reduce Corruption and Impunity
To enhance the responsiveness of regional anti-corruption mechanisms in three regions in Peru. The organization will engage and build capacity for 75 public officials and social leaders in three of the most corrupt regions of Peru through an investigation and the development of an anti-corruption curriculum. The main goal of these workshops will be to leverage the legal obligation of regional governments to create Anticorruption Regional Commissions and regional plans for integrity. The organization will also provide tools and support for public officials and civil society engaged in furthering transparency and accountability. The organization is an applied research institute with recognized experience in capacity building efforts and anti-corruption expertise housed at a private university. It is currently led by Peru former Ombudsman with a sustained trajectory in supporting anti-corruption and human rights efforts in the country.