TTI Phase 2 Institutional Support: Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo
This funding will advance Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo's (GRADE) role as a credible policy research institution in Peru by enhancing its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research.
Located in Lima, Peru, GRADE is a private, non-profit, non-political research centre. Its mission is to conduct applied research to stimulate and enrich public policy debate, design, and implementation. Since 1980, GRADE has devoted itself to economic, educational, environmental, and social research in areas relevant to Peru and Latin America's development. It receives its funding from the Think Tank Initiative (TTI).
Partnering for strong institutions
TTI is a multi-funder program dedicated to strengthening independent policy research institutions, or think tanks, in developing countries. The program aims to enhance their ability to provide sound research that informs and influences policy.
This second TTI phase (2014-2019) will fund 43 institutions, helping them consolidate their role as credible development actors in their countries, and in some cases, regionally and internationally. For GRADE, this project will help enhance its research quality, organizational performance, and policy engagement.
Building a first-class think tank
Through this support over the next 4.5 years, GRADE is expected to
-develop a research agenda that enhances internal coordination and responds to relevant policy areas in Peru at the regional level, and using a territorial approach
-encourage its research staff to undertake relevant research and engage more fully with policymakers in Peru
-enhance its capacity to influence policy dialogue and policy-making in Peru through more high-quality publications and research outputs
-test, refine, and develop new strategies for financial sustainability
Over this period, GRADE is expected to become a first-rate think tank with a stronger presence at the local, regional, and international levels.