Public Integrity Index: 6.61

Peru has experienced some progress on several IPI components over the last decade. At the same time, it has seen four successive presidents indicted for corruption due to an investigation started in the neighboring country of Brazil. While there is still room for improvement regarding reducing administrative burden and remodelling the Contraloría on the Chilean model, Peru needs to emulate Uruguay’s soft formalisation techniques to integrate the 70% of its workforce consisting of vulnerable  workers into its economy. Furthermore, repeated meddling in the judiciary by successive presidents with the declared aim of reforming it has only added to the politicization and lack of accountability of magistrates. With high popular demand for good governance, Peru formed new political parties which acceded to the Parliament in January 2020 and largely support a presidential reform agenda

See Peru on Index of Public Integrity

Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index

Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years

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