Agenda: PERU

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Agenda: PERU "is the principal program of FORO Nacional/Internacional, a non-profitmaking civil association established in Lima, Peru in November 1992. Its aims are to improve the prospects for development and democratic governance, promote dialogue and consensus on key issues and strengthen citizen development.

"In its initial phase from 1993 to 1995, Agenda: PERU prepared a diagnosis of the problems of democratic governance in Peru. To this end, it carried out studies and research and created fora for discussion, debate and the creation of consensuses. It also organized a broad consultation process in many parts of the country, seeking to incorporate the views both of experts and of a wide range of ordinary men and women. This diagnosis allowed the identification of an agenda of initiatives capable of improving prospects for democratic governance in Peru...

"Agenda: PERU’s program has received the disinterested support of hundreds of Peruvians who have participated in its activities over its seven years of existence. The early work was supported by the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Tinker Foundation. The last three mentioned continued supporting the program until its end. Other financial contributions have been received from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, the MacArthur Foundation, the Andean Development Corporation (CAF), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). AGENDA:Peru has also received financing for specific activities from private companies and individuals, as well as using its own resources generated through consultancy activities carried out by members of its research team." [1]

Francisco Sagasti and Max Hernandez - Co-directors of Agenda: PERÚ (Lima, July 2002) [2]



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