At INESAD Foundation (Institute for Advanced Development Studies), we are convinced that scientific and applied research is the key issue for development. For this reason, since 2006, we have faced the challenge of building a research institution to propose effective solutions to overcome critical obstacles towards sustainable socioeconomic development.

Today, we are ranked as the leading Think Tank in Bolivia and we are pleased to work not only to do research but also to disseminate and transfer it to the society as well as to generate debate based on information. We communicate our scientific research to all society by translating it into policy briefs, newsletters and interactive platforms. We transfer information by teaching and promoting training courses.

Finally, we propose and then debate our research highlights with policy makers, main stakeholders and social groups to build knowledge together and to contribute with public policy recommendations. For the future, we wish to be joined by new researchers, who can find opportunities in Bolivia, with the necessary resources, to conduct scientific research of high standards as well as with high relevance for development.

Beatriz Muriel H. 

Executive Director

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.

Strategic Objective 1

Generate and publish research of quality, applicability and relevance in sustainable socioeconomic development.

Strategic Objective 2

Share, disseminate and transfer the knowledge generated in sustainable socioeconomic development.

Strategic Objective 3

Promote high quality organizational performance.

Strategic Objective 4

Promote measures that ensure the financial sustainability of the institution.