On 19 November 2010, the Republic of Peru joined the SUN Movement with a letter of commitment from HE Carolina Trivelli, the Minister of Social Development and Inclusion (MIDIS). At the time, Peru had doubled resources devoted to the Articulated Nutrition Program (PAN) which is part of a results based initiative of the Ministry of Finance. MIDIS was established to lead the effective coordinate social policy in line with existing initiatives and maintained the fight against malnutrition as one of its crucial priorities.

Strategic Processes for Scaling Up Nutrition

The Ministry of Social Development and Inclusion (MIDIS) is responsible for the interdepartmental and intersectoral coordination of the National Strategy for Social Development and Inclusion “Inclusion for Growth” (ENDIS), which encourage the coordination of programmes and interventions against undernutrition within two strategic axes: Infant Nutrition and Early Childhood Development.

This coordination promoted by the MIDIS is evidenced by the signing of agreements. The Lamay-Cusco agreement of October 2013 was signed by five sectors (Health, Education, Housing, Women and Vulnerable groups, Development and Social Inclusion) and decentralised bodies (regional authorities and municipalities) which have set 2016 national targets for the reduction of chronic child undernutrition by 10%, the prevalence of Anaemia by 20%, and the increase of access to early education, water and sanitation by 85%. Peru also have others coordination experiences such as the Initiative against Child Undernutrition, made up by nongovernmental organisations and international organisations, United Nations agencies, donors and the Roundtable for the Fight against Poverty.

Last updated: October 2015

The National Strategy for Social Development and Inclusion “Inclusion for Growth” (ENDIS), provides the coordination of intersectoral interventions and programmes of each ministry on intersectorally agreed outcomes. In line with this, an Incentive Fund for the Social Performance and Result Achievement (FED) has been established. It has allowed the alignment of regional actions to stimulate the achievement of the DIT’s objectives, starting with the improvement of integrated package of services’ coverage for pregnant mothers and children under five years and their home environment. Peru has made progress in articulating donors’ actions through initiatives such as the Sector Wide Approach Project, with the World Bank, which aims to deliver prioritized products within the National Articulated Programme for Nutrition.

A consensus on the aims, actions and follow-up mechanisms and the achievements defined for each stakeholder has been reached across all governmental levels (national, regional and local). In this regard, Peru has made a considerable effort to make implementation decentralised and to establish mechanisms which promote harmonisation, such as the municipal incentive plans, FED agreements and budget support agreements.

Last updated: October 2015

Peru has the “easy consulting” system of the Ministry of the Economy and Finances, which tracks expenses and tangible goals. The system is transparent and free to access at the following link: http://apps5.mineco.gob.pe/ transparencia/Navegador/default.aspx.
The country has still not conducted a thorough analysis of the gaps in funding, but has evidence indicating that the budget is insufficient for the nutrition activities. At present, 90% of the budgetary commitments for nutrition are for domestic resources, which has coincided with an increase in State investment in recent years.

Last updated: October 2015

Key Figures

Under Five Stunting 18.4%
Low Birth Weight 6.9%
0-5 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding 67.6%
Under Five Wasting 0.6%
Under Five Overweight 7.2%
Woman Anaemia 15-49 years 18.5%

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“Working for early childhood is the best investment a country can undertake in that it helps the development of children in a key stage of their life. It is about eliminating barriers that poverty imposes on people’s opportunities. Investing in early childhood is fundamentally an issue of rights. This is a firm commitment of President Humala, this is my personal commitment. As part of this commitment I accepted the invitation to participate into the SUN Movement under the auspices of the UN Secretary General, as it just seeks better prospects for our children. This is not only us fighting against malnutrition. This is a collective struggle, a global effort.”

Nadine Heredia, First Lady of Peru

(Inagural Speech, First International Meeting of the ‘Red Hemisférica de Parlamentarios y ex Parlamentarios por la Primera Infancia,' LIMA Perú, August 2012)

SUN Government Focal Point

  • Ariela Luna
  • Vice Minister of Policy and Social Evaluation
  • Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion

Donor Conveners

  • World Bank

SUN Focal Point
Juan Pablo Silva

SUN Government Focal Point, Juan Pablo Silva, Vice Minister of Policy and Social Evaluation in the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion, discusses progress and opportunities for the future of his country through Scaling Up Nutrition

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