Research Areas

Research Areas

Through its research work, GRADE provides critical and independent analysis thereby contributing to a better understanding of current affairs in Peru and Latin America. As a result of these academic contributions, GRADE is able to enrich debate and improve the design and implementation of a broad range of public policy.

According to a knowledge production goal oriented to motivate country and regional development, our research frames around three bases, in which gather the professional experience, knowdledges and interests of our researchers: Human development, Productive development and Institutions for the development. In the first case, our studies addresses health, nutrition and education issues identifiying lacks, inequities and the policies and programmes to motivate human development mainly in childhood and the population in general. Within the Productive development area, we address issues like the impact of policies and programmes associated with rural sector and mining situation, also infrastucture, labor market and micro enterprise issues, around others. Finally, the third main base focusses on descentralization issues, state reform and in general around the identification and promotion of public and civil institutions needed for development.

The focus of research changes and adapts to country and region needs on different moments of history without changing the high analysis level, academic accuracy and independence in their studies. Currently, GRADE’s research is focussed on nine areas, seven in which several projects are involved (studies, designs, project management, events, etc.)and focussed in a thematic area. Two of them are transverse, with one issue or one methodology part of many projects, through several thematic areas.

  1. Education and learning
  2. Employment, productivity and innovation
  3. Rural development and agriculture
  4. Ethnicity, gender and citizenship
  5. Methodologies for research and evaluation of policy and programmes
  6. Poverty and equality
  7. Natural resources, extractive industries and social conflict
  8. State reform and public institutions
  9. Health and nutrition