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Foundation for Latin American Economic and Social Research (LASO)

http://www.antenna.nl/laso

Overview

  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff6-25
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1984
Foundation for Latin American Economic and Social Research (LASO) is a specialized research center established in 1984, dedicated to execute and promote economic and social studies in Latin America, the planning and evaluation of development programmes, management of human resources, and organization of institutional relations. LASO is built on a small core staff and an extensive international network of professionals. It has representation in several countries in South and Central American countries, and a wide network of experts and institutional resources. Partners have been the Dutch Government, development organisations like NUFFIC, SNV, PSO and NCDO, Dutch Universities, the European Union, IADB, European NGOs, private companies and consortia, and Ministries, Universities, NGO's and municipalities in Latin America. Goal and mission LASO is a specialized research center established in 1984, dedicated to the relations and cooperation between Europe and Latin America: economic and social studies, the specialized assistance to development programmes, the organization of training courses and institutional relations, scientific research and dissemination, and public awareness activities. Work areas include: globalization and inclusive economy; urban poverty alleviation and informal economy; migration and social movements; impact of development programmes; human rights including those of ethnic minorities; gender relations in different social settings; technology transfer and introduction; rural co-operatives and markets; culture and history; globalization, regionalization and de-centralization. LASO offers consultancies for development and research programmes: thematic, country and regional studies, evaluation and monitoring services, project formulation and management; base line studies and impact monitoring; institutional exchanges, international research projects and scientific linkages. We design and conduct tailor-made courses and workshops for European and Latin American audiences, on social development planning and project methods, on international cooperation, on various aspects of Latin American society, and on specific countries or areas. LASO is built on a small core staff and an extensive international network of professionals. We have representation in several countries in South and Central American countries, and a wide network of experts and institutional resources. So we can guarantee the short and long term nomination of qualified professionals in all key areas, such as economy, anthropology, development planning, agricultural sciences, forestry, sociology, education, health, law and engineering. Partners have been the Dutch Government, development organisations like NUFFIC, SNV, PSO and NCDO, Dutch Universities, the European Union, IADB, European NGOs, private companies and consortia, and Ministries, Universities, NGO's and municipalities in Latin America.    

Contact Foundation for Latin American Economic and Social Research (LASO)

Company Offices
  • Netherlands (headquarters)
  • Amsterdam
  • Postbus 75520