Our Mission

is to help countries and communities achieve sustainable development in all its dimensions - economic, social, and environmental - by translating the Sustainable Development Goals into meaningful policies and solutions.
Our research projects, policy work, and convening initiatives span across SDGs including environment, education, gender, and health and well-being:

We advance sustainable development across thematic & country-specific contexts. Explore some of our ongoing research and advisory projects below.

World Happiness Report 2019 - Launch at United Nations

Happiness and Well-Being

Radhika Iyengar at ICSD

Education and Gender


Migration and Health

Yanis Ben Amor - Rwanda

Diseases and Diagnostics

Nirupam Bajpai and PM Modi

India Information and Communications Technology

Sustainable Development in Paraguay

Sustainable Development in Paraguay

Updates and Recent News from CSD

The Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University is pleased to announce that Prof.