Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
The Centre for Sociological, Economic, Political and Anthropological Research (CISEPA) was founded in 1966 to develop both basic and applied scientific research. CISEPA was born as an initiative of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Departments of Social Sciences and of Economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
Basic research, for the construction and development of knowledge, as well as applied research aimed at preparing studies for policy, diagnoses and evaluations, are key instruments for the design of development projects that respond in innovative ways to the country’s problems. For this reason, CISEPA supports both types of research (basic and applied) and promotes them as part of the training, teaching and learning curricula of the University.
To promote basic and applied scientific research in different fields that fall within the disciplines associated with the Social Science and Economic Departments, giving teachers and researchers the adequate material conditions and promoting scientific exchanges. Furthermore, CISEPA aims to encourage the training and development of working groups, workshops, seminars and similar activities that promote research, exchange and debate from an interdisciplinary perspective on specific topics related to CISEPA's areas of study. The research center is also committed with supporting academic training in the disciplines of sociology, economics, politics and anthropology, through two approaches: the participation of students in advanced courses on the research process, and the incorporation of the lessons of such a process as practice teaching researchers. Finally, another objective is to disseminate national and international developments, research findings, discussions and exchanges, through conferences, seminars, publications, Internet, etc.
Its constituencies include universities, governmental agencies, stakeholders and civil society organizations─both national and international─, farmers and women.