The declared goal of the government is to reduce poverty and expand social policies. At the same time, however, the government wants to continue its current economic policy, which is based on strict budget discipline.
Strong economic growth has increased the level of public revenue in Peru. The government, in turn, has committed significantly more resources to social programmes. In October 2011, a ministry just for social affairs (Ministerio de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social, MIDIS) was established with a view to mainstreaming social policies across all sectors and improving their effectiveness.