Peru: Extractive Industries, Decentralization, and Social Inclusion

Issue: Subnational

Country: Peru

Organization: Grupo Propuesta Ciudadana

This project began in 2011, when Grupo Propuesta Ciudadana (GPC) embarked upon a three-year project that will foster an increase in Peru’s extractive revenues while developing mechanisms for the fair distribution of these revenues among different geographic regions and ensuring transparency in the granting of concessions and contracts. Now it its second year, the project aims to help build capacities of subnational governments in developing policies that focus on the appropriate use of extractive revenues at the regional level.

Founded in 1992, GPC is a network of 11 Peruvian nongovernmental organizations that work to strengthen the role of civil society in Peru and make citizen participation a central theme in democratic political reforms.

With support from RWI, GPC will work to

  • promote legal reform in favor of increased revenues and greater transparency in the extractive industries sectors
  • build the capacities of subnational government officials in managing and spending extractive revenues
  • establish stronger revenue management oversight mechanisms through training and capacity- building support to civil society organizations
  • strengthen coordination with key Peruvian institutions (such as national and regional public platforms) that have an impact on the management of extractive industries

RWI has provided financial support to GPC’s extractive industries monitoring project for the past six years.

Related Grants

Title Year Amount
Peru: Extractive Industries, Decentralization, and Social Inclusion 2013 $19,640
Peru: Extractive Industries, Decentralization, and Social Inclusion 2012 $149,996