Extraordinary Emergency Decree that establishes incentives for reading and book promotion

Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Emergency Decree has two lines of action. On the one hand, it annually allocates an approximate amount of USD 4,848,000 to finance activities related to reading and book promotion.

On the other hand, it aims at the exemption of the General Sales Tax for a one (1)-year term, the tax refund of the General Sales Tax for a one (1)-year term, the realization of the nationwide reading survey for a one (1)-year term, which is proposed by the Ministry of Culture, and the granting of the amount of USD 4,848,000 for the implementation of school libraries by the Ministry of Education.
This initiative is reported as a strategy to support the systems of sustainable governance for culture because it aims to have a positive impact on citizens' access to books, as well as it seeks to strengthen the various aspects and actors of the book and reading ecosystem, providing them with greater and better capacities, as well as to improve the conditions for creation, production, distribution, and access.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The Emergency Decree No. 003-2019, approved on October 11 of the year 2019, is in the process of being regulated. When this process is completed, its provisions should be applied, and, therefore, indicators will be established to measure the impact of the results in a given time frame.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Approximately USD 9.7 million per year (divided equally between MINEDU and the Ministry of Culture).

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Education
Public Sector
National Library
Public Sector
Ministry of Economy and Finance
Public Sector
National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration (SUNAT)
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Based on the technical considerations carried out, it is concluded that having a budget allocation that finances and thus promotes programs for accessing books and encouraging reading is essential for the economic and cultural development of the country.
It is also considered necessary to prioritize the preparation of documents, studies, and other indicators that generate a baseline to measure the results of the investment in actions to promote access to books and reading.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
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