As Latin America’s anti-corruption wave appears to be losing steam, Peru is one of the few positive stories in the region, according to the 2020 Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index, co-developed by AS/COA and Control Risks. The continued progress in major anti-corruption investigations, as well as a strong commitment by President Martín Vizcarra to face the problem, have contributed to an increase in Peru’s score since 2019. However, enormous challenges still lay ahead of the country, from building stronger law enforcement agencies and courts to reforming its political system. What are the risks to Peru’s anti-corruption push? How is it changing the political and business environment in the country?
- Denisse Rodriguez-Olivari, Doctoral Candidate, Humboldt University @DenisseROlivari
- Samuel Rotta, Executive Director, Proética @srotta
- Nicolás Urrutia, Senior Analyst, Control Risks @Control_Risks
- Roberto Simon, Senior Director and Head of the Anti-Corruption Working Group, AS/COA @robertosimon (moderator)
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Doctoral Candidate, Humboldt University in Berlin
Denisse Rodriguez-Olivari is a doctoral candidate at Humboldt University in Berlin. Her doctoral project focuses on the effects of the judicialization of grand corruption in the Lava Jato case in Peru and Brazil. Rodriguez-Olivari has also worked as a research consultant in Lima, London, and Berlin. She holds a Masters in international development with a specialization in politics and governance from the University of Manchester, and a BSc in political science and government from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
Samuel Rotta Castilla
Executive Director, Proética
Samuel Rotta Castilla is the executive director of Proética, the Peruvian chapter of Transparency International. He has worked at Proética in various positions since 2003, gaining experience in issues related to the fight against corruption, transparency and accountability in Peru. Rotta has worked as an independent consultant on these topics for international foundations, Peruvian NGOs and public institutions. He is the author of several articles and working papers on corruption.
Senior Director for Policy and Head of the Anti-Corruption Working Group, AS/COA
Roberto Simon is the senior director for policy and head of the Anti-Corruption Working Group at Americas Society/Council of the Americas and the politics editor for Americas Quarterly. Previously, Simon served as the lead Latin America analyst at FTI Consulting’s Geopolitical Intelligence practice, advising global businesses on key political, economic, and policy challenges in the region.
Senior Analyst, Control Risks
Nicolás Urrutia is a senior analyst at Control Risks, where he is part of the Global Risk Analysis team for the Andean region. He is an expert on Colombian politics and security, and provides clients with advice and analysis on Colombia, Peru, and Suriname. Urrutia conducts and coordinates political, social and security risk assessments, scenario planning and continuous monitoring for clients in the energy, mining, infrastructure, finance, technology and retail sectors, among others.
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