The High Court of Piura in northwestern Peru has announced it will set up a specialised courts for cases of non-conviction-based forfeiture.

We are delighted that a judge trained by the Basel Institute's International Centre for Asset Recovery and the Subnational PFM Programme, Dr. María Elizabeth Olaya Escobar, has been appointed to the new Piura court. 

The story of José Velásquez, former student of the Public Finance Management Diploma of our SECO-funded Subnational Public Finance Management Programme in Peru, offers an insight into how smart initiatives to build capacity among public servants can have a real impact. José has won a scholarship to continue his studies at the University of Chile. He plans to return afterwards to his home country in order to apply his new skills and knowledge to improve public financial management processes in Peru.

The Public Ministry of the Peruvian region of La Libertad organised a seminar on “seeking effective mechanisms in the fight against corruption and money laundering” last week. Supported by the Subnational PFM Programme of the Swiss SECO Cooperation and the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery, the event was attended by more than 300 participants.

Prosecutors specialised in corruption and money laundering crimes in the city of Trujillo in northwestern Peru have benefited from training in “Asset recovery via the legal mechanism of non-conviction-based forfeiture”. This is one of several capacity building initiatives launched by our team in Peru this year as part of the Subnational PFM Programme of the Swiss SECO Cooperation.

Peru’s Ministry of Economy and Finance has approved a new Code of Ethics and Conduct as part of its efforts to combat corruption and promote ethical principles and moral values.

The Code was co-developed by ministry officials with technical assistance from SECO-funded Public Finance Management programme implemented by the Basel Institute on Governance in Peru.