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Peru

33.3

Population 2021
(Millions)

0.78

HDI Score
2019 (Max. 1)

71.9

SDG Score
2020-2021
(Max. 100)

0.40

Gender Inequality
Index Score
(Max. 1)

42

Internet Inclusivity
Index 2022
(100 countries)

Sources: 1. World Bank (2021), 2. UNDP (2019), 3. Sustainable Development Report (2021), 4. UNDP (2019), 5. Economist Impact (2022).

Overview

The third largest country in South America, Peru is divided into three geographic regions: the coast, the highlands (in the Andes) and Amazonia. Although Peru is one of the wealthiest countries in South America in terms of GDP per capita, it still faces certain challenges, many of which have emanated from the COVID-19 crisis. These include higher poverty levels than before the pandemic and more informality in employment (especially in urban areas). Additionally, Indigenous groups within the country have been subjected to invasive extractive production practices, often leading to conflicts with the government and private industry.

Projects

Workshop “Using Machine Learning with Satellite Imagery for the Measurement of a Sustainable Development Goal Indicator”

  • Peru,
  • October 2020
  • P2 - AI and Statistics for the SDGs

This two-day online workshop with government officials from the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) in Peru and other public agencies sought to strengthen institutional capacities for the improvement of the national statistical system, particularly by leveraging non-traditional sources of data in administrative reports to measure different indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

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Strengthening of Technical Capacities and a Regional Exploratory Study of Big Data for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

  • Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Peru,
  • September 2020 - September 2022
  • P2 - AI and Statistics for the SDGs

This project, developed with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), aims to strengthen the technical capacities of government officials in LAC to leverage Big Data for sustainable development and official statistics. During the project’s first phase, the project sought to explain the panorama of Big Data and sustainable development in LAC, focusing on the applicability of sources to obtain statistical information related to issues such as poverty reduction, migration, and climate change. The training phase, based on the report stemming from the first phase, consists of 4 workshops (Big Data for Sustainable Development, Big Data and Poverty, Big Data and Health, Big Data and Security) to be held throughout 2022 and early 2023. These will focus on the applicability of non-traditional and traditional data sources and the applications of different data analysis tools such as satellite imagery, movement range maps and surveys to analyze and create projects to achieve the SDGs.

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Support to the Inter-American Development Bank in the Identification of Technological and Big Data Tools for Current, Ongoing, and New IDB Projects

  • Bolivia, Colombia, Peru,
  • November 2018
  • P1 - Just Digital Transformations

This project aimed to support the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) in the preparation of the IDB Andean Summit event (November 29, 2018) in Quito, Ecuador. A study was generated identifying new Big Data tools that are being developed and/or used by academic institutions, international organizations, public or private sector that would concretely benefit current and future IDB projects. Based on DPA’s experience, the consultancy’s goal was to contribute to the IDB’s knowledge, identification and capabilities on available technological tools that provide observable material improvements at different stages of current or future projects. The study was based on IDB projects in 5 countries in the region.

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Mobility and Gender in Mexico City and Lima

  • Mexico, Peru,
  • March - August 2022
  • P4 - Data Feminism

Female and male commuters utilize public transport differently, and yet, not enough is known about women commuters’ experiences and challenges. In countries such as Mexico and Peru, gendered perspectives in public policy are starting to be considered, but public action remains insufficient. Together with the socially-focused company WhereIsMyTransport, DPA is collecting data via online surveys that reflects the issues faced by women transportation users in Mexico City, Mexico and Lima, Peru. The resulting paper will highlight the findings, as well provide actionable recommendations to empower female commuters and promote gender equality.