The Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP) is a research center in Social Sciences characterized by the independent, plural and interdisciplinary study on Peru and Latin America. Since its foundation, the IEP has obtained important achievements in the field of social studies and has contributed significantly to the discussion of topics of fundamental interest for the development of the country. Its research and dissemination activities of social studies on Peru and other countries of the Latin American region seek to contribute to economic development with equity, to the strengthening of democratic institutions and to the recognition of the richness of cultural diversity. The institute is committed to a broad look at the social problems of the country, which includes historical, economic, social, political and cultural aspects, with the aim of achieving a more precise understanding of the national reality. Research aims to identify the factors that hinder the sustainable development of Peruvian society and propose mechanisms to overcome it. Currently, research is organized in four areas: inequalities and social change, power, democracy and citizenship, reforms and public policies, history and culture, The IEP develops its work in an environment of intense interdisciplinary dialogue and is in permanent generational renewal. Its researchers have extensive experience that combines research, teaching, the formulation and implementation of social and economic policies, and participation in different State agencies. Our publishing house, with around 900 titles distributed in 32 thematic series, is one of the most important in social science topics in the entire Andean area. Every year, about 30 books are produced, which are debated and discussed at public events with national and foreign specialists. The IEP seeks to disseminate the results of its studies among the general public and among policy makers.