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Cesar Jara Trujillo

UChicago Obama Scholars 2019-2020


Advisor to the Vice Minister of Construction and Sanitation, Ministry of Housing, Construction, and Sanitation





In 2017, Cesar Jara created and implemented PRESET, a virtual platform that has improved the evaluation process of water and sanitation projects through digital technical assistance reaching 1,872 Peruvian municipalities and reducing evaluation time on projects from 24 to five months. Now, Cesar is focused on the implementation of the First Strategy, which aims to increase the percentage of rural households in Peru that drink chlorinated water from 2.6 percent in 2018 to 41 percent in 2021.