Justice Palace in Lima, seat of the highest court in Peru

Priority area Democracy, civil society and public administration Building administrative structures that are responsive to people's needs

The modernisation of administrative structures in Peru has not kept pace with the country’s rapid economic development. Germany is assisting the government of Peru in its efforts to fundamentally modernise the state and to develop the capacity of its institutions.

The aim of this collaborative effort is to make efficient public services more accessible to poorer sections of the population.

This cooperation focuses on important reform processes in the regions. These include improving results-based public financial management, restructuring social programmes and providing social benefits and services. Germany is helping to make public sector activities more transparent in Peru and strengthen state control mechanisms.

Under this priority area, Germany also provided funding to establish a national memorial for the victims of the armed conflict that raged in Peru between 1980 and 2000. The aim of the memorial is to help people come to terms with the traumatic experiences of that time. The memorial, which is called the Place of Memory, Tolerance and Social Inclusion, was inaugurated in December 2015.

Soldiers of the Peruvian Honor Guard in Lima

Soldiers of the Peruvian Honor Guard in Lima

Soldiers of the Peruvian Honor Guard in Lima