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Executive committe

María Amparo Casar Federico Reyes Heroles
Enrique Cárdenas - Presidente

President of Signos Vitales
  • B. A. in Economics at ITAM, México.
  • M. A. and Ph.D. in Economics at Yale University, USA.
  • Professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla.
  • Former Executive Director of Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias (CEEY).
  • Former President of the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla.
Julio Frenk Jorge Suárez Vélez
Carlos Lascurain - Director Ejecutivo

Executive Director of Signos Vitales
  • B. A. in International Relations at the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla.
  • Ph. D. in International Relations at the University of Essex, United Kingdom.
  • General Director of Educational Policy Recommendations at the National Institute of Educational Evaluation (INEE).
  • Manager and Administrator of Organizational Studies and Human Resources at SAT (SHCP).
  • Undersecretary of Planning, Evaluation and Development at the Ministry of Health in Puebla.
María Elena Morera Duncan Wood
The members of The executive committe act as an individual and not in the name of any institution.

The specialist assessment committe

Juan Carlos Belausteguigoitia Gonzalo Hernández Licona Alejandro Poiré
José Ramón Cossío Alejandro Hope Francisco Rivas
Salomón Chertorivsky Carlos Hurtado Hernán Sabau
Luis De la Calle María Eugenia Ibarrarán José Sarukhan Kermez
Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Serra Edna Jaime Sylvia Schmelkes
Luis Foncerrada Pascal Carlos Mancera Carlos Serrano H.
Ricardo Fuentes Nieva Lorenza Martínez Trigueros Eduardo Sojo
Rogelio Gómez Hermosillo Lourdes Melgar Francisco Suárez Dávila
Luis Raúl González Pérez Alfonso Mendoza Graciela Teruel
Eduardo González Pier Manuel Molano Luis Carlos Ugalde
Tonatiuh Guillén Valeria Moy
Carlos Heredia José Antonio Polo Oteyza
The members of The Specialist Assessment Committee act as an individual and not in the name of any institution.
Juan Carlos Belauste- guigoitia Gonzalo Hernández Licona Alejandro Poiré
José Ramón Cossío Alejandro Hope Francisco Rivas
Salomón Chertorivsky Carlos Hurtado Hernán Sabau
Luis De la Calle María Eugenia Ibarrarán José Sarukhan Kermez
Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Serra Edna Jaime Sylvia Schmelkes
Luis Foncerrada Pascal Carlos Mancera Carlos Serrano H.
Ricardo Fuentes Nieva Lorenza Martínez Trigueros Eduardo Sojo
Rogelio Gómez Hermosillo Lourdes Melgar Francisco Suárez Dávila
Luis Raúl González Pérez Alfonso Mendoza Graciela Teruel
Eduardo González Pier Manuel Molano Luis Carlos Ugalde
Tonatiuh Guillén Valeria Moy
Carlos Heredia José Antonio Polo Oteyza
The members of The Specialist Assessment Committee act as an individual and not in the name of any institution.
contexto

Our context

It’s been a while since “other data” usage to inform the population, or to show that decisions that are made are the correct ones has been on the rise. Many of these “other data” are not verifiable nor does documentation exist that backs them up. Frequently that data has been contradicted by official information or from information outside the government. 

 

To maximize the effectiveness of public policy we need reliable and timely information to evaluate processes, monitor performance and measure results. Therefore in Mexico, we have built institutions and instruments to evaluate public policy to improve their design and impact. A condition to assure the credibility of these institutions has been to isolate them from the powers of the state and to establish them as autonomous constitutional organs. 

 

There have been spending reductions and there are budgeting threats to several of these institutions as INEGI – data producers- (National Institute of Statistics and Geography, from the Spanish acronym INEGI); The National Human Rights Commission -Data on rights violations- (from the Spanish acronym CNDH), or the National Institute of Public Information Access and Protection of Personal Information -the guarantor of the access to public information- (from the Spanish acronym INAI) and the INE (National Electoral Institute, from the Spanish acronym). The production of information from state ministries and other public entities has also stopped, even if law mandates it. 

A cloud that darkens the knowledge of our reality and the effectiveness of the public policy is prowling us.

We live in a situation where information is limited and doubts of its accuracy will be even greater.  The lack of reliable information about the country’s reality carries delays and multiple hardships of all sorts: you cannot make informed decisions, the design of public policy have inbred problems, evaluation is not possible and society will not have accurate information.

objetivos

Objectives

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Gather accurate and independent information from the key variables of our economic, political and socio-cultural life to provide a good degree of accuracy the state in which the country is found.

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Report the state in which our country is being held, alert about imminent problems and disclose it periodically on a national and international level.

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Serve as a guiding light that displays the direction that Mexico is taking, on a national and international level, and as warning voice in those relevant matters in the matters of the feasibility of the country, social harmony, prosperity, respect on human rights, democracy and freedom could be in danger.

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What does it come down to?

We are a civil society body, nonpartisan, nonprofit, ruled by a council formed by high profile people, recognized in Mexico and abroad, with a firm commitment for the democratic and freedom principles that give birth to the organization, which projects are coordinated by an executive director. The council counts with an Executive Committee, with a Specialist Assessment Committee and a Communications Assessment Committee.

The Executive committee is in charge of establishing its policies, supervising the activities for Signos Vitales, promotion and broadcast, gather funds for the operation, and monitor compliance with the current regulations.

High profile people with recognition and trajectory form the Specialist Assessment Committee. Their tasks consist of counsel on the pertinence of Signos Vitales, the way they should be measured, the data sources and the information processing methodology presented, as well as voice their opinion pertaining the content of the reports and contribute to its broadcast and incidence at a national and international level.

Experts respected in the field of communications form the Communication Assessment Committee. Their tasks are to counsel on the mechanisms to manage an effective communication of the products from Signos Vitales to different audiences, as well as to contribute to their broadcast and incidence at a national and international level.

Signos Vitales is linked to civil partnership organizations and with universities, investigation centers and mass media in the country and abroad, with national and international foundations and international bodies.

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Our beliefs

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In the respect of the human rights in its broadest meaning; in the tolerance and the free discussion of ideas; and the inherent right of expression; in the right to the access to the public information and the responsibility that implies to be a civil partnership.

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In the state of the law as a way to interact personally and socially; in the equilibrium of the division of the republic’s powers and the Independence of each and every one of them, and in democracy as the best system of government.

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In the market system as the most effective instrument to contribute to the inclusive economic development and the general sustainable prosperity, with a common ground of rights to all; in the existence of the limitations of the market and the need of public intervention in the cases were failures to promote competition and reduce inequality are shown.

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In the promotion of equal opportunity to every Mexican that allows social progress without ideological confrontations, and it’s built through an engine for prosperity and sustainable wellbeing for all.

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In the care of the environment and the need to battle climate change and its consequences, and in the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

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In the right of choice, respect and protection of the right of individual and shared property, as a crucial method for economic growth and cohabitation.

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That Mexico is part of the international community, with rights and duties, that is facing huge asymmetries with its neighbors, and that its global integration constitutes an instrument of economic prosperity, political and social cohesion and cultural development.

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What do we do?

The work from Signos Vitales focuses in:

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Gathering data pertaining to the vital signs the country produces, as well as data projection through diverse information, like surveys and other sources.

Trimestral reports with expert data analysis and information pertaining to the general state of the country and relevant matters that may be warnings for the public opinion.

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Trimestral reports with expert data analysis and information pertaining to the general state of the country and relevant matters that may be warnings for the public opinion.

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Wide broadcast of its products, bilingually and on a national and international level.

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How do we do it?

Signos Vitales’ activity shall be done as a college with its workforce:

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Gathers information to follow determined indicators, as well as reports, briefings and published research, and any other information deemed relevant.

Produces a draft of the trimestral report, which content outlines is previously consulted with the Executive Committe. This draft goes through consideration of highly qualified groups in the matter of the report (Some of the members of the assessment committee); they provide their opinion, which strengthens and enrich the content by adding additional information. These meetings follow to the letter the rule of Chatham House which reads: “In a meeting or as a member of one, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed”. (https://www.chathamhouse.org/chatham-house-rule)

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Produces a draft of the trimestral report, which content outlines is previously consulted with The Specialist Assessment Committee. This draft goes through consideration of highly qualified groups in the matter of the report (Some of the members of the assessment committee); they provide their opinion, which strengthens and enrich the content by adding additional information. These meetings follow to the letter the rule of Chatham House which reads: “In a meeting or as a member of one, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed”. (https://www.chathamhouse.
org/chatham-house-rule
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Signos Vitales writes the final and public version nationally and internationally as an institution. There is no individual author.