Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (Peru)
|Development and Social Inclusion Minister of
the Republic of Peru
|Term length||Five years, or by appointment|
|Inaugural holder||Kurt Burneo|
|Formation||18 August, 2011|
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The Peruvian Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion was created on 18 August, 2011, during the presidency of Ollanta Humala and the cabinet of Salomon Lerner Ghitis. The inaugural minister was Kurt Burneo. The incumbent minister is Paola Bustamante.
History and function
President Ollanta Humala had initially pledged to form a Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion. However, on 18 August, the cabinet authorised the creation of the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion, whose function would be to implement the social programmes of the government to promote "social inclusion." The ministry was created with the purpose of turning the social programmes into productive tools for the benefit of the poor. One of its objectives is to create conditions so that beneficiaries of such social programmes as Juntos, Pension 65 and Cuna Mas, as promoted by Humala's policy of promoting social inclusion during his campaign, can use the subsidies for "financial leverage" to improve their quality of life, according to Prime Minister Salomon Lerner Ghitis.
The ministry would be in charge of some social issues that were formerly managed by either the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the cabinet, or the Ministry of Finance. The Ministry of Production would continue to be in charge of such sectors as those involving fisheries and industries. The Ministry of Women’s Affairs, however, would undergo some changes.
The inaugural minister, Kurt Burneo, said that "The idea is to centralise the social programmes. One of the current problems that has led to glaring economic losses is the fact that the social programmes are disperse." He further added that his role would entail the formulation, planning, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of the national and sectoral policy on social development and inclusion.
New social program is "The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program", which goal is to secure electrification for poorest people in Peru.
List of Ministers of Development and Social Inclusion
|Name||Took office||Left office||Party|
|1.||Kurt Burneo||18 August 2011||11 December 2011||Perú Posible|
|2.||Carolina Trivelli||11 December 2011||24 February 2014||Independent|
|3.||Paola Bustamante Suárez||24 February 2014||incumbent||Independent|
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