CED or DOCCENTRE as it is popularly known as, is about Development Information & Education with the objective of Structural Transformation in favour of the marginalised.
For over 30 years, the most effective research on development for the field worker and social activist was the systematic compilation of news clippings, organised issue wise providing a rich and readable contemporary history and analysis.
Over the years, CED has become a unique and accessible repository of contemporary development history and critique used by students, teachers, journalist, social work professionals, activists relating to development and social change.
Today, CED's theme is "slow knowledge" among the community of development actors. The emphasis is "mediated" communication, information sharing and analysis among those in the Long & Winding Road from Structural Change to Structural Transformation. This along with the development information archive, forms the nucleus of alternative research, documentation and educational infrastructure in critical areas particularly climate change, economic democracy, knowledge in civil society, new urbanism.