Poverty Reduction and Alleviation (PRA) in Peru

The Poverty Reduction and Alleviation (PRA) Project focuses on reducing poverty in rural regions in Peru mainly by supporting small businesses like farming, fishing, crafts and other enterprises that produce high quality products that are in demand.

Poverty Reduction and Alleviation (PRA) in Peru

The Poverty Reduction and Alleviation Project (PRA) is an initiative of USAID in Peru. It aims at contributing to poverty reduction via sustainable job creation in the peruvian andes and revenue creation in poor areas, with an entrepreneurial and demand-driven approach. The first phase of the PRA ran from 1998-2008 and had two components: PRA Businesses and PRA Infrastructure. In addition to the work with high-potential businesses, PRA Businesses had the specific mission to promote businesses in “Alternative Development” areas, forest certification, and native communities in the Peruvian jungle. PRA Infrastructure promoted the use of Private-Public Partnerships (PPPs) to finance public infrastructure works.

The second phase of PRA (2009-2014) will focus on poverty reduction through the generation of sustainable income and employment, promoting and providing productive businesses in 10 Economic Service Centers (ESCs) to assist individual client firms to overcome specific obstacles to business expansion. To support the five-year project implementation, an initial investment of $20 million has been raised with $15 million from USAID and $5 million provided by private sector partners.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Barrick Gold

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Barrick is the gold industry leader in production, reserves, and market capitalization. The company operates globally, with a portfolio of 27 operating mines and advanced exploration and...

  • Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI)

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI) is a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation that partners with the private sector, governments, local communities, and other NGOs....

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Key Information

LocationPeru, Latin America and Caribbean
  • Start Date 2009
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 20 Million