The Center for Latin American Social Policy (CLASP) is dedicated to improving the well-being of the Latin American population and conducts objective, independent research on topics relevant to Latin Americans living and working at home and in the United States.
A research center within RAND Labor and Population, CLASP unites a distinguished collective of international researchers invested in addressing the most pressing challenges and in finding unique solutions that can contribute to a path of sustainable development for Latin Americans at home and in the United States. Solutions for these challenges require a deep understanding of Latin American policy and culture coupled with quality research and innovative solutions. To this end, economists, statisticians, social scientists, health care specialists, and policy analysts at CLASP conduct high-quality empirical research to support and improve relevant social policy.
Collaboration with policymakers, universities, research institutions, and nonprofit organizations in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, and other Latin American countries contribute to CLASP's rigorous, nonpartisan studies of social policy interventions.
RAND created CLASP to promote research both throughout Latin America and among the Latin American populations in the United States. This center also provides a platform to design and evaluate social policy interventions aimed at improving the well-being of the population.