UNDP: Peruvian State presence increases in national regions

17:16 | Lima, Nov. 21.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday highlighted Peru's progress on the State Density Index, which shows that State-run efforts have increased nationwide.

However, the officer said he still sees the challenges Peru must overcome, so that the regions —which are located in the High-Andean areas— are able to show significant improvements in their inhabitants' quality of life.

The UNDP verified there is a certain reduction in the State Density Index's differences between 2007 and 2017.

The expert believes that Lima —despite concentrating most of the State-run services— still sees challenges ahead due to the large concentration of people that characterizes it.

The State Density Index analyzes the population's access to basic services critical for development, as well as the percentage of households with water and sanitation services, the number of doctors per 10,000 inhabitants, the percentage of households with electricity, the percentage of students in high-school, and the percentage of documented inhabitants.

According to the 2017 Regional State Density Index Ranking, Lima holds the first place with a score of 0.8275 points (rating from 0 to 1), followed by Callao with 0.8084, Arequipa (0.8012), Ica (0.7782), Moquegua (0.7762 ), Tacna (0.7762), Lambayeque (0.7666), and La Libertad (0.7662).

Puno (0.6532), Ucayali (0.6398), and Loreto (0.6163) —meanwhile— are the regions with the lowest State presence within the ranking.


Published: 11/21/2019
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