The SUMA Project: Improving the Quality of Basic Education in Peru

The SUMA Project in Peru is a 5-year USAID initiative that will support the efforts of the Government of Peru in improving Public School education in disadvantaged communities.

Support for Basic Education Reform

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.


  • 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...

  • FHI 360

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

  • Ministry of Education (Peru)

    Bolivia | Staff size: 10,000+

    The Ministry of Education in Peru was established in 1837. Education in Peru is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, which is the in charge of formulating, implementing and...

  • National Council of Education (Peru)

    Staff size: Unknown

    The National Education Council (CNE) is a technical, specialized, consultative and autonomous body created by the Organic Law of the Ministry of Education in 1992.

    In coordination...

  • Asociación Los Andes de Cajamarca (ALAC)

    Peru | Staff size: 26-50

    The Asociación Los Andes de Cajamarca (ALAC) is committed to contributing to sustainable development of Cajamarca, driving business generation and institutional capacities to improve the...

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Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean, Peru
  • Start Date 2009
  • End Date 2013