Working towards these commitments
Diverse Tenure Systems
Equal land rights for women
Transparent and accessible information
The Institute mission is to develop a committed research framework with the goal of the construction of critical thinking together and for indigenous, peasant and rural women's organizations
IEE's objectives are to strengthen social movements and to contribute significantly to the analysis of the social and political reality, through committed research on related issues with the rural change. Furthermore, the IEE wants to influence the organization of government, state and society through public debate and the dissemination of information.
The Institute of Ecuadorian Studies (IEE) is one of the oldest non-governmental organizations in Ecuador. Although its legal status was granted on May 27, 1985 (Agreement No. 467 of the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion, formerly Ministry of Social Welfare), its antecedents go back to the creation of the Center for Research and Socio-Economic Studies (CIESE) ) in the year 1976.