SEDC was established with funding from CIDA. Under a collaborative agreement between McGill University and LUMS, the project ran for six years from 2001 to 2007 under which more than 300 social service managers were trained and over 200 case studies were produced. A working paper series was also published under the title of 'Managing NGOs in Developing Countries'. The CIDA program also gave birth to the SEDC internship and training program that dealt with capacity building and strengthening monitoring and evaluation mechanisms in the sector.
Training for Development Programs (TDP)
Social Enterprise Management Programme (SEMP)
District Social Service Officers Training Programme (DSSO)
The Packard Foundation partnered with SEDC in 2008 for a five-year healthcare program that included two projects. The first was titled the Health Enterprises Leadership Development Program (HELP), under which SEDC undertook the management and leadership training of health officials to improve service delivery in the public sector. The second program was the National Leadership for Reproductive Health and Development Project (NLRHD) initiative that formulated a National Women’s Leader Workshop and conducted management and leadership training for 426 individuals.
Health Enterprises Leadership Development Program (HELP) (funded by David and Lucile Packard Foundation)
Leadership Development Training for Managers (LDTM)
Leadership Development Training for Executives (LDTE)
National Leadership for Reproductive Health and Development Project (NLRHD) (funded by David and Lucile Packard Foundation)
Integrated Project and Portfolio Management
Team Building and Human Resource Management
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Systems
Budgeting and Financial Management in Social Sector Organizations
Leadership Skills Development for Social Sector Management
Social Sector Project Management
Qualitative Research for Social Sector Initiatives
Strategic Management of Social Enterprises
Marketing and Advocacy of Social Initiatives
Results-Based Management Programme
Leadership Development Programme for Women Leaders
The Citi Foundation project was a collaboration between CitiBank, Pakistan and the SEDC. The project began in 2009 and targeted three sectors: financial literacy, higher education and microfinance. The three modules were spread out over three different projects; a Management Development Training Programme for Microfinance Institutions, Living Literacy, Changing Lives: Citi-LUMS Youth Initiative and Expanding the Role of Universities Towards Socioeconomic Development Initiative.
Management Development Program for Microfinance Managers
Management Development Program for Microfinance Executives
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded SEDC’s ASP at LUMS. ASP-LUMS was a 5-year long training program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It was designed to bring the management of Pakistani civil society and government organizations to a higher level of management excellence, accountability, and transparency. Over 3,000 managers and executives from government and civil society organizations from across Pakistan were trained in areas including monitoring and evaluation, fiscal decentralization, and leadership and cultural change, and many more. An Internship Fair and several conferences that included a Research Dissemination Conference, and a Learning and Experience Sharing Conference were also organized and conducted through SEDC effort. The aim of these collective events was to build the institutional capacity of local organizations, which would enable efficient and responsible mechanisms in civil society and social organizations.
Funded by the U.S State Department, Pakistan Women Entrepreneurship Program was launched in 2015 as a joint initiative of LUMS and American University, Washington DC. The PWEP is working to build the capacity of Pakistani women entrepreneurs in creating, sustaining and scaling up their businesses. PWEP focuses on providing quality capacity building, mentoring, and leadership training to help women in areas of marketing, management, operations, finance and human capital development. The aim is to champion and support female entrepreneurs and to suggest changes in the current regulatory climate to reduce gender inequalities It has engaged American University and LUMS faculty and staff in exchanges of information, experiences and expertise relevant to female entrepreneurship in Pakistan. The program is divided into two phases and three components which include Certificate Program for Women Entrepreneurs, Leadership Program and Women Summit. The first phase of the program was completed in January 2016 while the second phase is in progress.