The SUMA Project is a 5-year initiative of USAID that aims to improve the quality of basic education in the most disadvantaged communities of Peru, specifically in the regions of San Martín, Ucayali, Ayacucho, Lima Province, Amazonas and Cajamarca. The program is being implemented in partnership with FHI 360 and supports the objectives of the Peruvian government to: 1) strengthen participatory and decentralized education management through policy reforms and improved management and 2) improve the quality of teaching by helping set standards and incentives for improved teacher performance. Through a Partnership Challenge Fund, the program actively supports public-private partnerships to leverage resources and further enhance results. Under SUMA, USAID helps the Ministry of Education (MED) streamline its organizational structure at the national level and improve education management, information systems, and in-service teacher training in sub-national regions.
|Location||Latin America and Caribbean, Peru|