What We Do
CSD designs and develops innovative solutions for addressing the challenges of sustainable development. Using the latest Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), CSD is bringing high-quality education and vocational training to girls and young women, equipping Community Health Workers with smartphones to guide decision making and facilitate longitudinal tracking, and reducing laboratory turnaround time for patients in hard-to-reach rural communities.
The team at CSD is committed to ensuring that new technologies and solutions are appropriate, affordable, and feasible for advancing sustainable development in low- and middle-income countries. Accordingly, CSD conducts implementation research with local partners to pilot new solutions, to identify effective ways to integrate solutions into existing systems, and to bring proven solutions to scale.
CSD works closely with partners in the public, private, and civil society sectors to promote sustainable development policies and best practices. We advise governments at the national, district, and local levels to strengthen health and education systems, scale up evidence-based solutions, and adopt policies to protect the planet and promote well-being. We also help businesses adapt their sustainability strategies and extend their impact to low-income communities around the world.
Sustainable development requires the collaborative partnership of all people and all institutions. That is why CSD works with national ministries of health to strengthen their health workforce and hosts the Global Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) Secretariat to help train the next generation of sustainable development practitioners in over 30 countries around the word.