18 Apr 2018
Our partners–Fundación Avina, Deloitte and CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School–have spent the last few months assessing social progress in Peru’s regions, and today they released Índice de Progreso Social Regional del Perú 2017.
This is the second time they have produced a Social Progress Index for the country’s 25 regions and the province of Lima. They have good things to report, and they also point to specific opportunities to improve the lives of 32.5 million people. Below are notable findings you can read more about in the updated index’s executive summary (Spanish) and news release.
“Despite the country’s economic progress, not all regions have succeeded in improving their quality of life, suggesting that social progress depends not only on the economic factor but also on other components such as the implementation of appropriate public policies (and) resources, among other things,” the findings report stresses.
So Moquegua, Metropolit Lima, Ica and Tacna are the regions that lead in the regional ranking. While Madre de Dios, Pasco, Ucayali and Loreto score the lowest.
We look forward to hearing the nation’s reaction to this updated assessment of regional quality of life, and to seeing how government, business, nonprofits and citizens work together to improve living conditions over the next year.