The Digital Ecosystem Country Assessment (DECA), a flagship initiative of the Digital Strategy, identifies opportunities and risks in a country’s digital ecosystem to help the development, design, and implementation of USAID’s strategies, projects, and activities. It informs USAID Missions and other key decision-makers about how to better understand, work with, and support a country’s digital ecosystem.

The Peru DECA report presents the findings and recommendations of the Peru DECA. It outlines the key aspects of Peru’s digital ecosystem and provides 10 recommendations for the international development community to create a more inclusive, safe, and enabling environment to achieve development outcomes in Peru. Guided by three USAID/Peru priorities, which include, i) expanding economic and social development in post-eradication regions to sustain coca reductions; ii) increasing public integrity to reduce corruption; and iii) strengthening sustainable environment and natural resource management to expand economic and social benefits, the DECA process consisted of desk research, consultations with USAID/Peru technical offices, and 63 key informant interviews with stakeholders from civil society, academia, and the private and public sectors.