FUSADES (Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social - Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development) is a private, nonprofit policy research institution founded in 1983 by a group of independent entrepreneurs and professionals, with the objective of improving El Salvador’s economic and social development.

FUSADES’ fundamental goal is to carry out various activities aimed at increasing the economic, social, intellectual, and physical well-being of El Salvador’s population, as well as its security, under the framework of a system of economic and individual freedom. FUSADES conducts economic, social, and institutional research, studies, and analyses, with the objective of generating public policy recommendations.

FUSADES has participated in projects and research with national, international and multinational organizations and enjoys national and international prestige.

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FUSADES is integrated by a Department of Economic Studies, a Department of Social Studies, a Department of Legal Studies, a Department of Political Studies, and a Center for Research and Statistics (CIE). Together, they provide researchers with a solid academic foundation, a diversity of expertise and experiences, and deep knowledge of the Salvadoran reality.

The Development Action Center of FUSADES formulates and manages projects and other efforts to promote economic and social development in El Salvador, and is composed of three programs: Strengthening and Social Action (FORTAS), the Technological Innovation Program (PROINNOVA), and the Integral Quality Laboratory (LCI).


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