The institutional core of desiguALdades.net consists of four partners:
- Freie Universität Berlin, Lateinamerika-Institut (LAI),
- Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (IAI),
- German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE),
- GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies.
Representatives of the four core institutions compose the Executive Board, which manages desiguALdades.net in consultation with the international Advisory Board. Research activities are conducted by three research clusters and five focal studies, supported by the Executive Secretariat for cross-cutting activities and events at Freie Universität Berlin, Lateinamerika-Institut.