Ciudadanía, Community for Social Studies and Political Action, is a non-profit, private civil association dedicated to the production of socially relevant knowledge, dialogue and public action to facilitate, promote and influence social processes aimed at improving the quality of life of Bolivians who suffer some form of exclusion, through the exercise of citizenship. 

Ciudadanía was founded on June 9th, 2004, in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It was created through the initiative of a group of professionals with recognized academic and work experience in their fields. Their prestige is supported by their work for more than a decade in social programs and projects related to regional and municipal initiatives, by their scholarly research contributions (research, teaching and publications), by the practical results of their elaboration and monitoring of strategic plans for local and sectorial development and in strengthening processes that support the exercise of citizens’ rights and obligations.