External Evaluation of Programme Activities Fostering the Geneva Initiative

The aim of this evaluation of the activities fostering the Geneva Initiative was to document the work that has been done by Israeli, Palestinian and other parties in the context of the Geneva Initiative and to re-examine the Swiss financial and non-financial support of it. The report is being made available with the permission of the Swiss Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Doha stalemate: Implications and ways forward”, CSEND Policy Brief, Geneva, August 2011

The Doha Development Agenda (DDA) launched in 2001was supposed to achieve further trade liberalisation while at the same time taking into account the needs of developing countries. Ten years have passed since its inception. No end of the Round is in sight and the possibility of a full failure looms in the background. This policy note addresses the following questions: Why does the DDA seem to evolve towards failure? What could be done to rescue the Doha Round?

Sustainable transborder business cooperation in the European regions: the importance of social entrepreneurship

Saner, Raymond & Yiu, Lichia: (2011) Sustainable transborder business cooperation in the European regions: the importance of social entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar Publ., Cheltenham, UK • Northampton, MA, USA

Intersectoral action for health

CSEND founders conducted research and wrote draft document for the WHO on intersectoral action for health. The publication goes back to the 1986 but is fully relevant for today’s health sector of all countries, developed or developing.

Trade in education services: Market opportunities and risks

The internationalization of education services is a politically contested subject. Trade in education is debated between market liberalizers and protectionists and is played out within countries and their different stakeholders, for example between government ministries (e.g. ministry of trade versus ministry of education) and between government and the private sector (privately owned schools versus publically run schools). A balance needs to be struck between consumer protection and the rights of governments to pursue high quality education without falling into the trap of closing market access to foreign education service providers.