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)