Peru

NRGI joined World Bank and IMF executives and others on stage in Lima, Peru, to discuss "Individual Integrity and Public Sector Governance" and took part in a slate of other activities at the annual meetings.

Francisco Paris, the EITI international secretariat’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, attended the EITI Latin America Regional Conference in Lima, where government, civil society and corporate representatives met to discuss pressing socio-environmental concerns in the region...

While the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has successfully increased transparency in the extractive sector over the last ten years, data from its reports are often underutilized by global and in-country actors. If this challenge is overcome, EITI reports could inform much more to policymaking and public debate, and thereby contribute to better governance and accountability in the oil, gas and mining sector.

This year for the first time in its history, the World Resources Forum took place in Latin America.

When it comes to mining policy, consensus is hard to find south of the Equator.

It takes a lot of water to mine copper. This week a new report from Chile revealed that copper mining in the country’s northern region consumes the equivalent of 20 Olympic swimming pools per hour...

Los países ricos en recursos naturales enfrentan retos por la volatilidad en los flujos de ingresos fiscales debido a los cambios bruscos en la demanda y los precios de los minerales y los hidrocarburos...

Resource-rich countries face volatility in revenue flows due to sharp changes in the demand for—and prices of—minerals and hydrocarbons...

Peru is hungry for gas, the government is hungry for rent, and the companies are hungry for profits. But it happens that Peruvian gas reserves are located in a highly sensitive area in the southeast Amazon basin of the country.

Since 2009, Revenue Watch and the Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru have held an annual workshop on oil, gas and mining issues in Latin American.

This 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.

What role should the government have when a company needs to relocate an entire community to make way for a mining project?

In 2008, RWI designed a project to address the enormous governance challenges facing regional and local governments in Peru.

In 2008, NRGI—in collaboration with the Open Society Foundations Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (OSF-LGI)—designed a project to address the enormous governance challenges facing local governments in Peru.

Due largely to oil, Piura’s annual budget nearly tripled over the last decade, to $415 million. RWI assisted regional government officials make realistic medium-term plans for education, health and other programs with this revenue windfall.

RWI sought to help the regional government of Piura in Peru improve its ability to track revenue and improve its planning.

Development in Peru is determined by the “magic number”—an annual budget regional governments are given by the Ministry of Finance every year. Because regional governments must spend the money before the end of the year, little thought goes into planning objectives, goals, projects or budgets.

This video explains how RWI's new approach to forecasting and budgeting helped the regional government in Piura better manage its oil and mining revenues after a recession caused oil prices to drop.

Revenue Watch developed a new approach to forecasting and budgeting to help regional governments in Peru better manage the windfall of oil and mining revenues after the decentralization of the federal government.