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Peru makes substantial progress in fighting corruption in 2012

Executive Director of Proetica, Cecilia Blonde, TI’s chapter for Peru. Photo: ANDINA/Jack Ramón

Executive Director of Proetica, Cecilia Blonde, TI’s chapter for Peru. Photo: ANDINA/Jack Ramón

16:10 | Lima, Dec. 16 (ANDINA).

Peru’s efforts to fight against corruption in 2012 recorded significant progress thanks to new laws implemented by the government, said Sunday the Executive Director of Proetica Cecilia Blonde.
"The country has made a real progress to reverse corruption. We have a number of signs that lead us to believe that 2012 has actually been a positive year in this field," she said in statements to Andina news agency. 

Furthermore, she highlighted Peru’s National Plan to Combat Corruption issued this year, which was endorsed by Peru’s President, Ollanta Humala.

Peru’s government considers that a transparent and responsible fiscal management is crucial to reduce corruption.

In addition, Blonde stressed Peruvian participation in the Open Government Partnership, an international commitment attached to the UN, which promotes the application of transparency practices.

Indeed, Peru signed such partnership at the end of 2011, but this year has started its implementation included in the budgets of several sectors ministries.

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Published: 12/16/2012
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