Center for Sustainable Development—CSDi

What Works in International Development?

CSDi provides proof-tested solutions to challenges faced by development professionals: donors, executive directors, project designers, grant writers, project managers, field staff—and project beneficiaries.

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CSDi Online Learning

For Development Professionals Worldwide. Create your own personal field course by interweaving online assignments with your work. Develop projects from the ground up, learn project management, attract donors.

Development Professionals from 153 countries have developed projects that are impacting over 400,000 people.

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CSDi Blog

Commentary on results-based development.
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  • Nigeria | Vulnerabilities | Coping Strategies
  • Ethiopia | Food/HIV | Urban Gardening
  • Agroforestry for Malawi Food Security
  • 50 Programs for  CBA Challenges
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CSDi Membership

Free Membership Benefits
100s of development resources:
  • Manuals & field guides
  • Scientific  case studies
  • Workshop lesson plans
  • Monthly newsletter
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We have had the pleasure of working with participants in our nonprofit training programs from over 500 nonprofit international organizations.

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Field Tools

Enroll today! Over 4,000 people from 153 different countries have enrolled in our hands-on courses. and have developed projects using 270 different kinds of activities
We offer a system for Donors & NGOs to use in developing projects, and package best practices in manuals, training guides, and handouts for increasing impact in the field.
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About CSDi

CSDi is where lifelong learners come to learn the skills they need, to land the jobs they want, to build the lives they deserve, by helping others.