Peru Threshold Program

  • Grant Total: $35,585,000
  • Signed: June 10, 2008
  • Completed: September 30, 2012

The two-year $35.6 million Peru Threshold Program, signed June 9, 2008, sought to increase immunization rates of rural children against diseases, including measles, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus, in eight targeted regions. The program also sought to assist Peru’s Ministry of Health in strengthening information and vaccination management systems. The program will help Peru combat corruption by working with the judicial branch, law enforcement, the ombudsman and controller’s offices and civil society organizations to improve internal controls and simplify administrative processes to reduce opportunities for corruption.

Combating Corruption Project

Objective

Reduce the prevalence of corruption in public administration, and awareness of the government fight against corruption.

Activities

  • Improved internal controls within the judiciary;
  • Improved internal controls within the police force and transparency of police procedures;
  • Analyzed and simplified administrative processes to reduce opportunities for corruption in citizen-government interactions;
  • Increased the public’s awareness about corruption and the government’s anti-corruption efforts; and
  • Increased the capacity of citizens to use public information to effectively assess and monitor the government’s transparency and accountability.
Immunization Project

Objective

Improve measles and DPT3 immunization coverage above 95% coverage in eight targeted regions and improve the Ministry of Health’s ability to obtain quality, timely information regarding vaccine delivery.

Activities

  • Improved immunization coverage for measles and diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus (DPT3) in eight targeted regions;
  • Strengthened immunization management and logistics systems; and
  • Strengthened the information system within the Ministry of Health