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About us

At the Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD) we are convinced that social and economic transformation must come from within. Furthermore, we believe that development research is a field that must be lead by researchers who live with the problems of under-development on a daily basis; since these are better positioned to prioritise and propose viable solutions for overcoming the most critical obstacles for socio-economic sustainable development.

Thus, INESAD’s dream is to construct a space in Bolivia where top researchers in matters of development have access to the resources, tools and inspiration necessary to conduct scientific research of a high standard and relevance; and, in this way, help improve public policy at all levels. In this space we particularly wish to support the formation of future generations of researchers and impart to them a passion for the scientific research of development. To this end we launched the Ambassador Internship Program, among other initiatives.

At INESAD we consider that socio-economic sustainable development must involve three spheres: Economic, Social and Environmental. Although the economic method leads most of the research projects developed by INESAD, we believe that the most novel and fruitful research is produced as a result of the intersection of the three fields.

In this way, we find ourselves building a multi-disciplinary team with an enthusiasm for exploring new horizons, working within an environment of openness and collaborating with institutions with different focuses, perspectives and viewpoints, in order to work together find practical ways to overcome the existing obstacles to development.

INESAD is mainly funded by the Think Tank Initiative.

Board of Directors

Generate, disseminate and transfer knowledge to overcome critical obstacles to sustainable socioeconomic development, seeking to influence public policy.

We want to be a leading centre of research on sustainable socio-economic development, recognised both nationally and internationally for the quality and relevance of our research, with a real influence on public policy.

The values and principles are the norms that guide and regulate the life of our organization and turn into reality in our organizational culture, in our way of being, thinking, conducting and doing things individually and collectively.

Values and Principles guiding the research

Pertinence and relevance: It refers to the importance, suitability, opportunity and usefulness of the research subjects and their impact on the Sustainable Socioeconomic Development.

Academic rigor: Ensures the theoretical basis, methodological quality and adequate use of information in the production of innovative and interdisciplinary research.

Impartiality and Independence: Ensures objectivity and intellectual honesty, without ideological or political inclinations in the research.

Values and Principles of our behavior with society

Responsibility and social commitment: Our research is oriented to the recommendations of public policies for the benefit of the society.

Transparency: The results of our research are, in general, of public domain and unrestricted access.

Legality: Application of all the rules in force in the country.

Respect: Respect for diversity of opinion and thought.

Values and Principles of our individual and institutional behavior

Membership: Tuning between personal and institutional interests; teamwork, complementation and knowledge sharing.

Participation: Key resource for advancing into a democratic institutional development, in all management areas.

Respect: Allows the building of cordial, positive and productive environments as well as individual and collective responsibility.

Entrepreneurial Culture: Pro-activity and initiative for the institutional development.

Values and principles of governance and institutional management

Suitability: Harmony, sufficiency, complementarity and non-duplicity in the actions between and within the different organic levels.

Responsibility: Compliance with obligations according to the stipulations of the rules, policies and internal measures adopted by the INESAD FOUNDATION.

Effectiveness: Efficiency and efficacy in the various actions and tasks performed for the operation of the FOUNDATION.

Transparency: In all the processes, forms of work, products and results of the FOUNDATION.

Accountability: On the use, products and results of the human and economic resources used for the operation of the INESAD FOUNDATION.