- Country: Asunción, Paraguay
- Date Established: 1990
- Executive Director: Fernando Masi
- Research areas: Development, Economics, Governance
Centro de Análisis y Difusión de la Economía Paraguaya (CADEP) is a nongovernmental organization dedicated to research and training in economic development. CADEP’s main research areas are fiscal studies, competitiveness, trade policy, and employment issues.
CADEP was established at the beginning of Paraguay’s transition to democracy, following one of the longest dictatorships in Latin America, It was formed to help understand the national economy and the role of the state, and to produce knowledge to form a basis for developing public policies that would achieve sustainable growth and improve the well-being and of the people of Paraguay.
Through its research, education, training and publications, CADEP has become an important resource for government and the private sector, as well as for universities and civil society organizations. It has also formed strong international and regional networks with academic organizations, foundations and donor agencies.
As a result of CADEP’s activities and visibility in shaping public opinion, several of its researchers have been invited by the Government of Paraguay to take part in decision-making around public policy, while still maintaining its independence.