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Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE)

  • Country: Lima, Peru
  • Date Established: 1980
  • Executive Director: Dr. Santiago Cueto
  • Research areas: Development, Economics, Environment & Natural Resources, Evaluation, Food & Agriculture, Governance, Health, Social Policy
The Think Tank Initiative has allowed us to improve a series of internal processes, including the development of a territorial approach to research, and external processes, including the strengthening of our mechanisms for dissemination and involvement with diverse actors. Furthermore, thanks to this Initiative, we have developed a sustainability plan, which includes the creation of a Project and Professional Development Unit. For all these reasons, we look with optimism and enthusiasm our upcoming 40 years of institutional life.

Grupo de Análisis Para El Desarrollo (GRADE) is a private, non-profit research centre. Its prime mission is to conduct research that stimulates public debate, and to contribute to the design and implementation of public policies. GRADE’s original research focus was economics, but it has expanded into other areas such as education, employment and labour markets, and poverty and equity.

GRADE aims is to develop applied research to stimulate and enrich the debate, design and implementation of public policy. Since its founding, GRADE has been dedicated to undertaking economic, educational, environmental and social studies in areas relevant to the development of Peru and other Latin American countries. The institution aims to disseminate the results of its work to policy makers and the general public.

In order to meet its strategic objectives, GRADE's researchers carry out academically rigorous research with a high level of objectivity in order to ensure that conclusions drawn on the nature and causes of economic and social processes are supported by solid empirical evidence.

Through its research work, GRADE provides critical and independent analysis that contributes to a better understanding of current affairs in Peru and Latin America. As a result, it has been able to enrich debate and improve the design and implementation of a broad range of public policy.