Centre for Planning and Management (CEPLAG, Bolivia)
TThe Centro de Planificación y Gestión started up in 1999 as a cooperation between KULeuven University (Belgium), VLIR (Flanders-Belgium) and the UMSS university in Cochabamba (Bolivia).
The two involved faculties (Economy and Architecture) joined forces within the UMSS university to develop a multi-disciplinary research institute. Today, the CEPLAG is a renowned institution, active in various social, economic and spatial research projects.
Together with a local crew and a local director, Joris Scheers launched this institute from scratch, he was part of the first ‘comité directorio’ and conducted several local research projects (1999-2002). He also set up a working paper publication line and published the first number called ‘Subsidiarity and spatial planning: An evaluation concept for Bolivia.’, CEPLAG working paper 1, UMSS, Cochabamba, 2001, 24 p.
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