Asociación de Investigación y Estudios Sociales (ASIES)

Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Lcdo. Pablo Hurtado G.
Executive Director
ASIES is valued for its advocacy work and is known as a trusted, independent source for decision-makers, the public, the media, and the international community. ASIES acts with transparency, academic rigor, efficiency, and an integral comprehension of Guatemala’s national reality.

Asociación de Investigación y Estudios Sociales (ASIES) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to research on and analysis of issues most relevant to Guatemala. ASIES’ research program focuses on economics, political science, and the legal system. It proposes policy options that are democratic, pluralistic, transparent and fair.

ASIES provides a forum for national discussion, promoting dialogue and reflection on national issues and their regional and international implications. It also aims to stimulate citizen participation in the political process as a way of strengthening democracy in Guatemala. It advises and cooperates with public and private entities and contributes to the formation of Guatemalan democratic institutions and strengthening of political parties.

Based on its research, ASIES generates weekly and monthly publications, as well as surveys and studies. It also provides opportunities for communication and exchange among researchers and academics in order to promote their professional and cultural development.

Research Areas: 
political studies
economic studies
security and justice