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2019 Dream Team Dart Tournament

Winners of the 2019 Dream Team Dart Tournament at INESAD, July 2019.

The 15th annual Dream Team Dart Tournament was held on the 11th of July 2019 at INESAD. It was organized in a hurry, to make sure Alejandro could participate before moving to Washington D.C. to start his new job at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. It also …

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Pyjama Farewell Party, March 2018


We have held so many farewell parties at INESAD lately, that it is difficult to keep coming up with new, creative themes. In order to send Remy off to Spain for her master studies, we decided on a Pyjama Party at the office. A few brave souls actually wore pyjamas …

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Secret Friend Week and Farewell to Cesar, March 2018

Guitareada at INESAD

In preparation for Cesar’s farewell party at INESAD this week, we decided to organize a Secret Friend Week, and it was so successful, and revealed so many hidden talents at INESAD, that we decided that a new INESAD tradition had been born. At the beginning of the week, everybody drew …

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Farewell to Alejandra Goytia, and INESAD Best Blog Award, February 2018

Boris winning the INESAD Owl Trophy for the most read blog of 2017.

Friday the 23rd of February was Alejandra Goytia’s last day at INESAD, as she is off to Santiago de Chile to do a Masters in Economics at Universidad de Chile, with a full Academic Excellence Scholarship (http://www.econ.uchile.cl/es/noticia/resultados-beca-excelencia-academica-2018). We all wish her an exciting and stimulating year there, certain that she …

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Housewarming party at INESAD, February 2018

All the junior researchers at INESAD at the moment.

After a few months of moving mess and Christmas holidays, INESAD was finally ready to invite our friends, colleagues and collaborators to a Housewarming Party at our new offices in Irpavi on the 1st of February, 2018. Once a critical mass of people had found the place, INESAD’s President, Vice-President …

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INESAD Christmas Party 2017

INESAD's Christmas group photo, December 2017.

For the first Christmas Party at our new offices in Irpavi (a former restaurant), we chose to take advantage of the facilities and have a barbecue party instead of a more traditional Christmas dinner. It was held on Saturday the 16th of December, and here is the official group photo …

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INESAD Anniversary celebrations, July 2017

Group photo at INESAD's 11th Anniversary Party.

We celebrated INESAD’s 11th Anniversary on Friday the 14th of July, coinciding with La Paz’s and France’s celebrations as well, so it was a festive day. Here is a group photo of almost all the participants (Martin Vargas, one of the founders of INESAD on a rare visit from Brazil, …

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Out of Bolivia, into Africa, April 2017

Farewell party at Shamrock Irish Pub in La Paz.

It is with a mix of excitement and sadness that we are sending one of INESAD’s founders, Dr. Luis Carlos Jemio, off to Ethiopia. For the next few years, he will be based in Addis Ababa, helping out at Ethiopia’s version of UDAPE. He will be sorely missed in Bolivia, …

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Carnaval at INESAD, February 2017

Group photo at INESAD, Friday the 24th of February, 2017.

This year, the carnaval festivities at INESAD started with Compadres on the 16th of February. The women at INESAD had organized a Flower Power event in honor of the men at INESAD. Here is the whole group, which is severely reduced compared to last year, both due to the end …

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