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Donors and Partners

LAPOP's work is made possible through its partnership with the following institutions:

logo The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States. USAID supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth, agriculture and trade; global health; and, democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance.

logo The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) supports efforts by Latin America and the Caribbean countries to reduce poverty and inequality. As the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, IDB is committed to achieving measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. IDB desires to bring about development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.


The Tinker Foundation was created in 1959 by Dr. Edward Larocque Tinker. His lifelong interest in the Iberian tradition in the Old and New Worlds has directed the Foundation's focus on Latin America. Today, the Foundation has concentrated its interests on promoting equitable economic growth and public security, improving sustainable stewardship of the region's environmental resources, and increasing educational opportunities for children attending public primary and secondary schools. Additionally, and as a corollary to these priorities, the Foundation hopes to foster a better understanding of the region in the U.S. and of the impact of U.S. policies on Latin America; and to support the work of those engaged in research of environmental and governance issues in Antarctica.

Vanderbilt University is an internationally recognized research university in Nashville, Tenn., with strong partnerships among its 10 schools, neighboring institutions and the community. The combination of cutting edge research, liberal arts, nationally recognized schools of business and divinity and a distinguished medical center creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to solve complex questions affecting our health, culture and society.


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP works with 166 countries on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and UNDP's wide range of partners.


The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) is an agency linked to the Ministry of Science and Tecnologia (MCT), dedicated to the promotion of scientific and technological research and to the formation of human resources for research in the country. Its history is directly linked to the scientific and technological development of Brazil.

Princeton University is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding.

logo The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), channels its resources through NGOs, multilateral cooperation, and the EU, among others and is interested in promoting the idea of "international development cooperation". Supporting over 2,000 projects in over 100 countries, Sida seeks to create partnerships with companies, popular movements, organizations, universities, and government agencies for its development projects. Sida's geographic focus is on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Located in Québec City, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Université Laval boasts a tradition of excellence in its academic programs and major breakthroughs in its research activities. Resolutely committed to the highest standards, Université Laval provides all the resources to help students succeed in their studies and launch their careers.

The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame brings the best of interdisciplinary, social science inquiry to bear on research themes relevant to contemporary societies around the world. The Kellogg Institute creates a space where those interested in international affairs can engage - with one another and with issues crucial to human society. Known for its regional focus on Latin America, the Institute has in recent years widened its scope to include Africa, Asia, and beyond.

The Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health (VIGH) exists to implement sustainable, scalable health and development programs in resource-limited settings through an innovative, multidisciplinary approach rooted on strong academic research and training, and pragmatic community partnerships.

York University's vision is to create an interdisciplinary academic community of researchers, teachers and students whose first-rate credentials enable them to spearhead change and innovation in ways never before imagined. Their top-ranked programs set international standards. York's unique, interdisciplinary approach to learning allows students to study issues from all angles and to combine majors in completely different fields.