We are the Center for Development Studies. A non-profit organization that researches and analyzes political and economic issues in Uruguay to contribute to informed debate and the adoption of better public policies.
We believe that Uruguay can become the first developed country in Latin America. For this reason, we promote a modern, competitive and fair country; a reference in the region and in the world for its democratic values and its open society.
We believe in liberty and that it is possible to improve the life of Uruguayans with dedication, commitment and effort.
We develop research and analyze current issues with specific proposals such as international integration, labor market, entrepreneurship, public finances, social fragmentation, and studies on city issues.
We participate in public discussion with a presence in the media and social networks and we create spaces for the exchange of ideas at events.
We offer academic training courses to develop free thinking and knowledge in politics and economics. The Diploma in Political Economy of Contemporary Uruguay stands out.
Generate public policy proposals to achieve a freer, fairer and more prosperous Uruguay.
Promote relevant discussions for the country.
Generate spaces for training and permanent interaction with the political, social and business leaders of Uruguay.
Provide excellent inputs for the analysis and implementation of public policies.
These are the pillars that we believe, defend and promote: