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

For the past 8 weeks, CSD's education team partnered with New York Presbyterian Hospital's Uptown Hub Learn-Try-Apply (L-T-A) summer 2020 program t

CSD's Dr. Ozge Karadag Caman was interviewed by Turkish state-run news group, Anadolu Agency on refugees, asylum seeker, and COVID-19.

Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul and Columbia Global Centers | Rio and the Center for Sustainable Development hosted a "Talking with Data: Why is