Centro de Análisis y Difusión de la Economía Paraguaya (CADEP)

Asunción, Paraguay
Date Established: 
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Fernando Masi
Executive Director
CADEP aims to increase the quantity and quality of its research, promoting new research and building the capacity of a new generation of public policymakers. CADEP will also collaborate with civil society organizations to promote accountability and transparency.

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.

Research Areas: 
impact of Paraguayan government spending on poverty
regional integration and trade
competitiveness of Paraguayan production chains
prospective of political elections in Paraguay
Paraguayan external policy
trade and employment in Paraguay
evaluating innovation in science and technology