Peru, as an upper-middle-income country and considering its dual role as a recipient and provider of technical co-operation, assumes new challenges in accordance with the international commitments assumed by the country within the framework of the global development agendas, mainly the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Effectiveness Agenda for Development Co-operation, while taking into account the current context marked by COVID-19.
The aforementioned development agendas present challenges and opportunities for international co-operation such as fostering proactive dialogue and promoting innovative modalities and schemes of co-operation among different development actors, including private sector, with the aim of generating greater synergies, exploring new sources of financing to foster sustainable development and promoting innovative and effective ways of co-operation that deliver tangible and sustainable results.
Although there has been a long history of collaboration with various development actors in Peru, the inclusion of private sector within international co-operation is relatively recent. In this regard, the 2019 Declaration of the International Technical Co-operation Policy by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the ongoing updating of the National Policy for International Technical Co-operation (PNCTI, by its Spanish acronym), propose to promote the development of multi-stakeholder partnerships and other innovative co-operation mechanisms and schemes.
In this perspective, the Peruvian International Co-operation Agency (APCI, by its Spanish acronym) has been promoting the implementation of a co-operation scheme that involves various development actors, including the private sector, called "Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Sustainable Development Co-operation". This takes into account the comparative advantages of the private sector and recognizes that its contribution is not limited to financial support, but also to knowledge sharing based on their experience contributing to national development.
Reflect and exchange experiences on the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships in international co-operation, particularly on the role of the private sector in development co-operation, in the current context of the country's sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the international commitments made under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Effective Development Co-operation Agenda.
- Reflect on the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships in the quest for effective international development co-operation in the current national and international context towards a post COVID-19 recovery.
- Exchange perspectives and work proposals regarding the challenges and opportunities to promote an effective articulation between the various development actors, including the private sector, within the framework of international development co-operation.
- Share international co-operation initiatives for the effective engagement of the private sector within the framework of multi-stakeholder partnerships.
- Share best practices and lessons learned to promote inclusive and effective partnerships for development co-operation.
- Identify actions and recommendations to strengthen the effectiveness of co-operation and multi-stakeholder partnerships in the country.