Peru joins in call for end to corruption

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski declared corruption in Peru must be eliminated, as it negatively impacts employment opportunities for youth. By using influence to obtain positions, there is no fair share of competition to fight for jobs (Andina). Kuczynski’s sentiments echo those of OCED’s Secretary General Ángel Gurría, who explained on 14 October that corruption damages a country's economy and growth. Consequently, it also impacts citizens’ trust in institutions. According to experts, nations which attack corruption head on can increase economic growth up to 300 percent. Peru recently signed on as the 42nd signatory to the OCED or Organization for Economic Co‑operation and Development (La Republica).