SDC Peru Country Strategy 2013-2016
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Focus: By directly working with private-sector associa- tions, companies and farmers, and in close coordination with the competent public entities, SECO has gained ample experience in reducing informality and enhancing productivity, innovation and thus competitiveness. SECO will strive to foster entrepreneurship both at SMEs as well as at farmers’ level, with a view to encouraging new businesses start-ups and formal job creation. Another line of intervention will aim at improving access to finance for SMEs and producers outside Lima. This should lead to an expansion of economic activity in dif- ferent regions of the country. To this end, SECO will make an effort to strengthen local financial intermediar- ies, through both capacity as well as institution building.