Policy Assignments

CSEND wrote background paper for a policy seminar on "Designing a Strategy to Improve the Functioning of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol", organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels. The title of the CSEND paper was "Hype or Reality: Can the CDM trigger FDI?, Brussels, October 2005.
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"UNCTAD Regional Conference on Policy consultation Workshop on Using TRIPS Flexibility for the Promotion of Licences for Pharmaceutical Patents", 19-23, March 2007, Addis Ababa
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CSEND conducted research on how to best include employment and decent work into the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP), the successor instrument of the IMF/WB following their failed Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). CSEND drafted a major document titled "Decent Work and Poverty Reduction Strategies: An ILO Advocacy Guidebook" and developed a 24 role negotiation simulation concerning PRSPs. The simulation was pilot-tested in Ethiopia (2003) and Cameroon (2005). The Guidebook was published by ILO, Geneva, April 2005.

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CSEND conducted an interdisciplinary study from 2002-2004 on resolution of environmental conflicts titled "Governing the Use of Landscape and Habitats in Alpine Areas: Negotiations as a Means to co-ordinate Stakeholder Interests" together with colleagues form the University of Basle. The study was part of the Swiss National Science Foundation programme Nr. 48. Results of the study were published in book form in October, 2005.
Sino-Swiss project on "Policy Dialigue on Financing Higher Education and Sustaining the Quality of Higher Education for Lifelong Learning"

Under the auspices of the OECD, CSEND experts established a framework to facilitate the development of a research network between Switzerland and China. The focus of this research network is to carry out comparative studies concerning the management and financing of higher education in the context of life long learning. For more detailed information and background documents please check
CSEND chaired a panel and gave papers on "The link between higher education and employability" and another paper on "Quality Evaluation in a Diversified Higher Education System - at an International Seminar on the Development of Higher Education and Financing Policies co-organised by OECD, Paris and the Ministry of Education, Beijing, China July 2004.
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