Fundación para el Avance de las Reformas y las Oportunidades (Grupo FARO, the Foundation for the Progress of Reforms and Opportunities) is a civil society organization in Ecuador created in 2004 to promote informed dialogue and alliances among government, private enterprise, and civil society. Grupo FARO conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy to encourage the implementation of progressive policies that expand civil society and public participation in policy making and oversight and contribute to a more efficient, equal, inclusive, and democratic state.