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.
What do we do?
We analyze and generate public policy proposals to achieve a fairer, freer and more prosperous Uruguay.
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:
Rule of law
In 2023 we are celebrating our seventh year of life in a stage of frank growth.
During these years we have achieved:
Editions of the Diploma in Political Economy
Editions of the Young Euromodel Uruguay
Annual Dinner with +500 attendees
Best New think tank in Latin America
+250 exhibitors with the most prominent political referents in the region, politicians from
all our parties, intellectuals of international prestige and the most renowned analysts in
1 Annual Dinner with more than 500 attendees and the speech of the President of the
Republic Luis Lacalle Pou.
16 editions with more than 300 graduates of the Diploma in Political Economy of
180 participants of the Young Euromodel Uruguay, with more than 800 applications
between 2020 and 2022.
In 2017 we were recognized as the best new think tank in Latin America by the Think
Tanks And Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania.