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Exploring Peru With The Five Themes Of Geography by Jess Crespi
What are Peru s three official languages? What unusual weather activity does Peru experience? Students will learn the answer to these questions and more as they read about Peru s people and their culture with the five themes of geography.
"The Peruvian health sector has recovered rapidly after collapsing in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a result of hyperinflation and terrorism. Total public and private spending on health rose by over 50% in real terms in the three years after 1994. The supply of health services increased sharply,... Health outcomes have also improved rapidly in recent years..."Several reforms were attempted during the health sector's recuperative years. Some were successful, others failed. To increase the chances for success in the future, policymakers in Peru must face three key challenges: continue to reduce the large gap between the health status of the poor and that of the nonpoor; increase the resources assigned to provide care for the poor; increase the efficiency in the use of these resources. This report is meant to help the Government continue to develop its agenda to improve health care for the poor. Its focus is on poverty, and particularly on ways to improve the Ministry of Health's primary health subprogram, rather than on sector-wide reforms, to increase efficiency. The report emphasizes that there is much to be gained by sustaining and deepening the reforms directed toward improving health care for the poor while using the shift in focus and responding to the key challenges. The executive summary and introduction are provided in both English and Spanish.
Peru by Dilwyn Jenkins
'The Rough Guide to Peru' is a comprehensive handbook for the independent traveller that provides entertaining coverage of all the sights, detailed listings of the best places to stay and eat, and practical advice for outdoor pursuits.
Peru by Pam Barrett
Contains a travel guide to Peru, featuring recommendations for sights and attractions, restaurants and lodging, in Lima, as well as in the various regions of the country, and including essays on culture, arts, and politics. Includes photographs and maps.
Culture And Customs Of Peru by César Ferreira
Discusses Peruvian traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts.
Part of a series of World Bank country reports, this publication examines public expenditure management in Peru in order to highlight the development challenges facing the country and consider possible policy options. Topics discussed include: restoring fiscal discipline, reorienting the budget towards pro-poor expenditure; improving the efficiency of public expenditure; addressing the risks of decentralisation; upgrading the civil service; improving governance and reducing corruption; and environmental mining policies.
An Opportunity For A Different Peru by Marcelo Giugale
For the first time in the republican history of Peru, the presidential transition takes place in democracy, social peace, fast economic growth and favorable world markets. In other words, there has never been a better chance to build a different Peru - a richer country, more equal and governable. There are multiple ways to achieve that goal. New reforms must stem from a widespread and participatory debate, one of a common vision conceived for and by Peruvians. This book aims at making a technical and independent contribution to such debate; it summarizes the knowledge available about the challenges to be faced by the new administration. The study does not recommend silver bullets, but suggests policy options. It is based on the analysis of the current reality and in six decades of relationships with Peru, in which the Bank has implemented more than 100 projects and prepared more than 500 technical reports covering the wide range of development topics. When necessary, the study provides lessons that the Bank has learned elsewhere. The study provides a conceptual framework to the analysis of the country's 34 economic sectors and the two historical perspectives behind them. In doing so, it offers a comprehensive reform agenda that sheds light on possible priorities and courses of action.
This book has three main recommendations. First, it is necessary to generate basic standards, quality goals, and quality measurement systems. Second, once quality can be measured, a clear system of accountability should be implemented based on these standards and quality goals. The clients will play a central role in these systems by demanding their rights to quality services; this will only become possible once there are standards and goals that clarify clients' rights. Third, once there are standards and systems of accountability, investment is needed to strengthen the institutional capacity of the providers.
Peru by World Bank
This Peru Country Program Evaluation for the World Bank Group, 2003-2009 is part of IEG s country program evaluation series. To date, IEG s in-depth country evaluations have comprised IEG-WB Country Assistance Evaluations (CAEs) and IEG-IFC Country Impact Reviews (CIRs). Both the CAEs and CIRs have involved comprehensive evaluations of the respective institutions activities in a country. In a pilot approach, this evaluation was prepared by a single IEG team that looked at development interventions across the three WBG institutions. The evaluation draws on WBG documents, external literature, and on interviews with government officials, representatives of the private sector and civil society, nongovernmental organizations, bilateral and multilateral development partners, and Bank, IFC, and MIGA staff in Washington and in Peru. An IEG mission visited Peru in September 2009. IEG also cooperated with the Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility that was conducting a parallel evaluation in Peru.