For thirty years or so, Peru has been faced with fast-paced urbanization. Cities need to rapidly meet the infrastructure needs of new residents.
AFD operates in three priority sectors: access to drinking water, transport and housing.
Accessible and high-quality water
Access to water is the priority for the Peruvian Government. This is especially because there are strong territorial inequalities: while the desert coast, and particularly the capital Lima, is faced with a shortage, the high rainfall areas of the Andes and Amazonia do not have the infrastructure required to use rainwater.
AFD is helping the Peruvian authorities achieve their 2021 objective: access to drinking water for all. For example, we are upgrading distribution networks, increasing the efficiency of public services and improving natural disaster management, following the recent floods and mudslides which have badly affected coastal cities.
More environmentally friendly transport
In the transport sector, AFD focuses on low-carbon mobility, meaning with low CO2 and particulate pollutant emissions.
We are planning to finance the construction of the new metro in Lima. It will provide over 30,000 residents in outlying neighborhoods with daily access to the city center. We also provide technical cooperation with the main cities to support their public policies for sustainable mobility.
Sustainable housing for all
There is currently a shortage of 1.8 million housing units nationwide, including 900,000 in the capital. Cities see new neighborhoods springing up on their outskirts, which are informally built and often without access to basic services. Some 8 million people live in these neighborhoods.
AFD is supporting Fondo MiVivienda (FMV), a public financial institution which finances social housing. Together, we have developed a new tool called “My Sustainable Housing” (Bono MiVivienda Sostenible), which aims to sell housing with a “green” certification at the same price as traditional housing.