The Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND) promotes equitable, sustainable and integrated development through dialogue and institutional learning. CSEND provides research based consulting services on development policy especially in the area of trade, human capital development, training and educational quality, aid effectiveness and international negotiations.

icon-20140705Deliberation on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda are taking shape and the negotiations on scope and financing of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) are becoming more concrete and contentious at the same time. Sustainability has been a concern for several decades and has gained greater importance in light of increasing climate warming and continued instabilities of the social and economic sectors at global levels. Two separate UN processes are underway to determine the SDG framework namely the HLPF (High Level Political Forum) and the OWG (Open Working Group) both working on defining and negotiating the world's Sustainable Development Goals. In addition,various stakeholder groups (NGOs, Business, Civil Society, Academic Institutions) and International Organisations have started their own discussions on what issues and priorities should be core features of the coming SDGs.

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CSEND provides needs assessment, programme design, project management and consultation services for the reform and modernisation of public administrations.
20090912-index-icon-diplomacyThe mission of Diplomacy Dialogue is to open channels for dialogue and participation amongst state and non-state actors, i.e., diplomatic actors representing countries, enterprises and civil socities.
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20090307-index-logo-adequateAdeQuaTE offers a certification of training systems and training products resulting in more efficient and effective training systems and organizational performance.
tpgp Lrg v1Through its Trade Policy and Governance Programme (TPGP), CSEND offers a new perspective and a new approach to trade policy governance that enables the recipient countries to better coordinate trade policy between their Ministries and to ensure effective trade policy consultation between the government and their respective economic and social partners.
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20090912-index-icon-DialogueForumCSEND Dialogue Forum aims at stimulating innovative thinking by creating a dialogue space which brings together non-conventional thinkers and reflective practitioners with members of Geneva community interested in the quest for novel solutions to our society’s current challenges. This Dialogue Forum is co-hosted by CSEND and Prof. Beat Bürgenmeier, leading thinker in the field of environmental and socio-economics and professor at the University of Geneva.