• Organization TypeDevelopment Consulting
  • Staff101-250
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1993

Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND)

The Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND) aims at promoting equitable, sustainable and integrated development through multistakeholder dialogues, institutional learning and free flow of information.   CSEND is an independent, project-financed, non-profit research & development organization founded in 1993 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is accredited by the Swiss National Science Fund as an independent research grant receiving organisation since 2003.   CSEND Vision To support human progress through an integrative balance of individual, group, societal and environmental needs whereby self-interest, concern for others and respect for other cultures and for the environment are seen as synergistic, rather than antagonistic factors of human life and societal development.   CSEND Mission and Objectives CSEND's mission is to serve as a centre of knowledge and innovation in socio-economic research and development. Its objective is to facilitate the advancement and practical application of socio-economic theory to support sustainable development and social change. CSEND works to enhance effective interfacing between different social, economic and political actors in a dynamic system and to strengthen better governance through multistakeholder dialogue and free exchange of information.   CSEND Working Methodology CSEND specialises in organisational reform of public administrations and public and private sector enterprises through the use of an interdisciplinary-socio-economic-ecological approach to world development. CSEND projects focus primarily on building the learning capacity of institutions through human resource development and management system reform in civil service agencies, public and private sector enterprises and civil society and community organisations. CSEND promotes the use of quality assured management information systems to systematically track, collect, sort and analyse process information in-situ for the selection and implementation of capacity building programmes for development. Mandated primarily by governments and international organisations, CSEND designs and implements comprehensive institutional development and capacity-building programmes leading to the adoption of best managerial practices in the public sector, international organisations and non-governmental organisations.   CSEND International Status CSEND is accredited by WTO, has special consultative status with the UNCTAD, registered as NGO by UN-ECOSOC-UNCSD-DESA Civil Society database. CSEND’s leading faculty members have Representation Status to ECOSOC-Geneva on behalf of the International Association of Applied Psychology.   Core Activities   Public Sector Management Institutional capacity and needs assessment Management audit Change programme design and strategic planning Management change team coaching and facilitating Change programme implementation Post-implementation follow-up programmes   Quality Assurance Quality assurance programmes for Public administration Quality assurance programmes for management education and training Research and conferencing Research and publications in the fields of governance, organisational change and management development Research in learning technologies Organisation of conferences, seminars, and topical symposia   Learning Technologies Design and implementation of "Action Learning" programmes Design and implementation of programmes using Distance Learning and other new learning technologies    
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Staff at Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND) have experience in


  • development
  • tertiary education
  • research & development
  • public administration
  • teachers


  • cambodia
  • sierra leone
  • tanzania
  • taiwan
  • kenya


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Research & Development

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Company Offices

  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Geneva
  • P.O. Box 1498 Mont Blanc