The Center for Social Development Studies produces interdisciplinary critical research on innovative, inclusive and sustainable regional development in Southeast Asia.

We seek to engage in policy-making through undertaking research in partnership with those facing development challenges, collaborating in research, policy and academic networks, and by sharing our research publicly.

We support young and mid-career researchers and public intellectuals via the Master of Arts in International Development Studies (MAIDS) program, the Graduate Research in International Development (GRID) program, and the Faculty of Political Science, and through our fellowship programs and internships.

We organize seminars, conferences, and workshops to provide a forum for debating critical issues on development.