Fundar is a nonprofit think tank that researches and designs public policies to promote an inclusive, sustainable development agenda for Argentina.

We bring an informed voice to public debate and promote interaction between key players in the public and private sectors and academics from Argentina and around the world.

Fundar seeks to influence the running of public affairs by putting forward ideas that are firmly grounded in research and evidence, drawing on both local and international experiences. We also continually improve our lines of action by engaging in close readings of the social, political, and economic context.

In recent decades, Argentina has swung back and forth between the two ends of the political spectrum. This constant change has prevented policymakers from thinking about the long term and has shaken our convictions as a society.

Fundar was created with the intention of rekindling at least one of these beliefs: that Argentina’s rich human talent can create the competitive advantages we need to achieve long-term sustainable development. What the country currently lacks are opportunities for this talent to grow so that we can build the Argentina of the future.

Although the realities of life here often cause people to engage in magical thinking or give up hope entirely, we’re daring to be rational. We believe that a different future is possible and we’re working to make it happen.

Argentina isn’t doomed to failure, but it isn’t a guaranteed success story either. The country’s fate will be whatever its people make it. We started Fundar to help shape that destiny.

Areas of work

Data

Data

We use quantitative methods to evaluate public policies, but also seek to promote and facilitate their use in their design, planning and management. Quantitative models can be used to evaluate and carry out diagnostics, but also to predict and simulate.

Daniel Yankelevich

Director

Daniel Yankelevich es informático, PhD de la Universidad de Pisa, realizó su postdoctorado en Carolina del Norte, EEUU. Docente universitario, con trayectoria en el sector privado y en proyectos de investigación.

Productive Development

Productive Development

We ideate, elaborate and evaluate productive development public policies that seek to help strengthen the economic structure and generate innovation, prosperity, more and better work, and a starting point out of Argentina’s volatile cycles.

Tomás Bril Mascarenhas

Director

Tomás Bril Mascarenhas es doctor en Ciencia Política (Universidad de California-Berkeley) y licenciado en Ciencia Política (UBA). Se especializa en la economía política comparada del desarrollo.

Gender

Gender

We advocate the transversalization of gender focuses for sustainable and equitable development. Our work promotes research and public incidence from feminist perspectives and diversity.

Paola Bergallo

Directora

Paola Bergallo es doctora en Derecho por la Universidad de Stanford y magíster en Derecho por la Universidad de Columbia. Es profesora asociada de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella e investigadora adjunta del CONICET.

Natural Resources

Natural Resources

We work for natural resource governance based on scientific and technological advances and democratic institutions to promote an innovative, sustainable and equitable development.

Carlos Freytes

Director

Carlos Freytes es doctor en Ciencia Política por la Universidad Northwestern y magíster en Ciencia Política y Sociología por FLACSO-Buenos Aires. Se especializa en la gobernanza de recursos naturales y la evaluación de políticas públicas.

Public Health

Public Health

We work to contribute to the development of policies aimed at achieving a more coordinated and integrated health system that guarantees equitable and efficient access to health care for Argentine residents, regardless of their geographic location, economic status, gender or ethnicity.

Daniel Maceira

Director

Daniel Maceira es doctor en Economía por Boston University. Profesor Titular de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, UBA e Investigador independiente del CONICET. Es miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo de Health Systems Global.

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