Partnership for Strengthening
Regional Investment Capacity in
Mozambique, March 2009
Tumbes Region is located in the north coast
of Peru, next to Ecuador.
Main indicators Tumbes Region
Rural population 9.3%
Children living under poverty line 22%
Chronic malnutrition - children 9%
Women (15-20 year) motherhood 17%
Access to public water service 73.3%
Access to sewerage service 58.4%
Source: INEI (2007), UNDP, Foncodes
BPZ’s CSR programs in Tumbes
BPZ started generating US$ 3.MM from oil
royalties for Tumbes region in 2008.
BPZ CSR Activities in Tumbes
BPZ has a US$ 1 MM yearly Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR) program, with activities
focused on: childhood (Wawawasi), education
(scholarships), health, community support and
technical assistance, etc.
The Regional President requested BPZ in 2007 to
start a technical assistance program to improve the
use of recently generated oil royalties and to
enhance the Regional Government of Tumbes
(RGT) officers capacity to manage investment
processes. BPZ asked IFC to develop and
implement such program.
Objective of the Strengthening program at RGT
• Improve regional officers´ investment management
capacity so that public resources can have a positive
impact on the quality of life of Tumbes’ population.
No technical capacity to implement strategic planning
No historical records from previous administration.
Potential new resources from recently discovered oil and gas reserves in
How to lead and make this in a different way which will enable Tumbes to
get more resources, to be prepare to execute all government allocated
funds and to provide a medium and long term vision for this region.
Initial budget for investment in the region were no more than $5 MM in
2007, resources were insufficient to make changes for the 204,000
population in the regions.
Request technical support from new allies: BPZ turned to be an
important partners for our region.
Jointly work an agenda to make Tumbes visible to new stakeholders:
international cooperation agencies, embassies
Invite new investors and make Tumbes a friendly partner for potential
Regional Government signed cooperation agreement with BPZ and IFC
and with other international agencies like PNUD and the Canadian
Agency of International Cooperation: Work in different fronts.
Get more government funds. Investment budget increased from 5 MM
in 2007 to more than $25 MM in 2009 due to better investment
preparation in the proposals and subsequent capacity to respond to
Central Government requirements. (Agreement with IFC)
RGT: Some results
Tumbes is a currently a pilot project for regional initiatives in many
fronts: pilot project for the implementation of waste management
program; pilot project for the implementation of the current regional
investment government program ( to fight against international
economic crisis). We now have projects approved and ready for
implementation. We have a portfolio of more than $50 MM projects.
International investor are expecting to invest in the region in different
projects (tourism, agroindustry, oil) $100 MM in 2009-2010.
Tumbes is ready to receive more royalties to quickly execute new
programs. $ 3MM in 2008, expected $15 MM in 2010
Tumbes has more than 5 international cooperation agencies jointly
working to support strategic planning, investment implementation,
education, decentralization efforts and project monitoring.