Centro de Derechos Económicos y Sociales (CDES)


Country: Ecuador


Strengthen the connections between human rights, poverty and the environment. Its mission is oriented to fight for social and environmental justice through the recognition and promotion of economic, social and cultural rights in Latin America.

Our work in development finance:

CDES works at the national and continental levels with indigenous organizations, social movements and NGOs to confront the impacts of external debt, structural adjustment policies and the intervention of international financial institutions.

Website: www.cdes.org.ec

Geographic Focus: Caribbean & Latin America

Constituency/Partners: Civil society organizations, Indigenous peoples, Land rights, Rural communities

Sector Focus: Infrastructure, Mining, Natural resources

Financier Targets: BNDES, CDB/ChinaExim