Project

Implementation phase of Peru’s National Eco-efficiency Strategy

At a Glance

Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 898 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting

Project Rationale

Peru has been one of the world’s fastest growing economies over the last decade. In an effort to balance economic growth with sustainable use of natural resources to increase competitiveness, Peru has developed a multi-sectoral agenda led by the MEF’s National Competitiveness Council (CNC) that tasks 12 sectors with improving efficiency in productive processes and natural resource use.
Peru’s strong economic growth has come from resource intensive sectors such as mining, commercial agriculture and fishing for export. In the WEF’s 2014-15 World Competitiveness Report, Peru is categorized as an ‘Efficiency Driven Economy’. At this phase of a country’s economic development, more efficient production processes become an important driver for further economic development.
The National Competitiveness Agenda (2014-18) is the flagship multi-sectoral government plan driving all measures to promote competitiveness. Its principle objective is to increase Peru’s global competitiveness to attract investment as measured by indices such as the Ease of Doing Business Index.
Peru’s public sector currently has no systematized and uniform criteria for resource efficient purchases and no incentive structure to green its public purchases, which on average amount to $7-9 billion annually. GGGI’s role will be to develop the enabling policy framework for green procurement jointly with the MEF.

Building on 2015-16 Work

GGGI’s support for the National Competitiveness Agenda has been both in the design and implementation phases. In 2013, GGGI helped design the structure and indicators of the Natural Resources and Energy chapter of the Agenda. In 2014-15 GGGI continued support in diagnostics to determine the implementation of priority support for water and natural resource efficiency. These diagnostics gave way in 2015-16 to the implementation phase where GGGI is supporting the development of the National Eco-Efficiency Strategy (NES) and the National Irrigation Plan (NIP) with the Ministries of Environment, and Agriculture and Irrigation respectively to set the standards for resource efficiency. This project will take the implementation phase forward through developing specific outputs focused on improving public procurement to drive eco-efficiency.

Delivery Strategy

PROJECT OUTPUTS FOR 2017-18:

  • Recommendations on standardized eco-efficiency criteria for public procurement
  • Recommendations on a standardized list of eco-efficient goods for public procurement

PROJECT OUTCOMES FOR 2017-18:

  • Government endorses recommendations on eco-efficiency criteria and standardized list of eco-efficient good for public procurement

Planned Results

The intended outcome of this project is that the Government of Peru endorses the outputs for use in the development of public policy. GGGI will achieve this through the delivering the following outputs:

Recommendations on standardized eco-efficiency criteria for public procurement developed. GGGI will begin by mapping current eco-efficiency criteria in priority ministries. Using this as the baseline, GGGI will identify key actors and main acquisition plans for the development of systematized, uniform criteria across ministries and for priority goods and will conduct research on international best practices in eco-efficiency criteria for public procurement. Based on this research and on engagement with key sector stakeholders, a proposal for systematized, uniform eco-efficiency criteria will be developed for application across ministries. GGGI will also develop a proposal to incorporate eco-efficiency criteria into the appropriate legal framework.

Recommendations on standardized list of eco-efficient goods developed. GGGI will identify key actors for the development of a list of priority eco-efficient goods, conduct an analysis of public purchasing trends to identify common goods procured among the ministries, and conduct best practice research. Based on the analysis and on engagement with key sector stakeholders, GGGI will develop a proposal for a standardized list of eco-efficient goods, together with a list of possible providers and sources of goods that meet specifications.

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