CIEDS

Strategic partnerships to build network for prosperities

CIEDS is ranked 58 in TOP 500 World by NGO Advisor

NGO Advisor’s Opinion & Ratings

Evidence-based policy with a human touch

Some of Brazil’s greatest resources lie in its diversity, youth, and appetite for action. CIEDS, or the Center for Integrated Studies and Programs for Sustainable Development, has been channeling the country’s energy into sustainable social justice projects since 1998. Part social enterprise incubator, part community empowerment machine, CIEDS both creates and supports the knowledge, methodologies, and technologies to promote more strategic public policy and social investment. It does so with a precise yet human touch, allocating resources to projects that benefit the most needy regardless of size. CIEDS has become an institution that contributes immensely to improving public policy and ethics throughout Brazil, operating around the country from its Rio de Janeiro headquarters and several local offices. So far it has carried out nearly 500 projects impacting over half a million beneficiaries in 2,500 communities across Brazil.

CIEDS’ innovative model links government authorities to citizens with the support of corporations and partner nonprofits. Day-to-day, the Center creates, organizes, and implements projects and technologies that relate to its four core areas of activity: Education and Citizenship, Inclusion and Welfare, Integrated Development, and Entrepreneurship. The organization lives out one of its most cherished values, cooperation, in its own work, seeking out partnerships of all types and with people from all walks of life. Over the course of its eighteen-year history, CIEDS has accumulated vast public policy and social investment data – and a fleet of committed private, public, and nonprofit partners to help it use this data to improve social investment practices and public policy.

CIEDS’ success is obviously the result of that cooperation, but CIEDS would not thrive if it did not inspire a great sense of respect among participants. The organization trusts that the people and projects it works with have a lot of talent to offer to communities. CIEDS has proven itself one of the most innovative and impactful organizations in Brazil and the world, and certainly one to watch for years to come.

7 / 10 Hiring Rating
7 / 10 Sustainability
7 / 10 Diversity on Funding Streams
9 / 10 Innovation Ratio
9 / 10 Transparency & Accountability
7 / 10 Independence from Governments
7 / 10 Independence from Corporations
8 / 10 Impact Measurement
7 / 10 Audit Results
9 / 10 Independence from One Funder

General

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Organization Name
CIEDS
Formerly Known As
-
Brand
CIEDS
Tagline
Strategic partnerships to build network for prosperities
English-Language Website URL
Other-Language Website URLs

http://compartir.org.br
https://www.redeaprendizrio.org.br/
https://www.iniciativajovem.org.br/
http://www.cbve.org.br/

Type of organization
nonprofit,
Year Founded
1998
Lead Photo For Profile
HQ Location: City, Country
Rio de Janeiro | Brazil
HQ Physical address
Rua Conselheiro Saraiva, 28, Centro. 20091-030. Rio de Janeiro. RJ. Brazil.
HQ Mailing Address
Rua Conselheiro Saraiva, 28, Centro. 20091-030. Rio de Janeiro. RJ. Brazil.
Name of Official Representative for Profile
Vandré Brilhante; vbrilhante@cieds.org.br; 55 21 3094 4555
President
Primary Contact and General Inquiries
Fábio Muller Mariano; fabiomuller@cieds.org.br; 55 21 3094 4555
Male, CFO
Is Your Organisation Membership-based ?
No
Total Members
0
History

CIEDS — the Center for Integrated Studies and Programs for Sustainable Development — is a Brazilian nongovernmental organization founded in 1998 and believes that all groups and communities should have access to tools that leads to personal empowerment and creates a more equal society.

Operating throughout the country, CIEDS headquarters are located in Rio de Janeiro, with local offices in São Paulo and Ceará.

The organization’s expertise results from the successful implementation of programs in 21 years of operations, with a deep and varied staff and extensive research in the field of sustainable social development and education.

Our scope of work is based on four lines of activity:

Inclusion and Welfare: CIEDS aims to stop inequalities to get into a process of social inclusion. Thus, it paves the way to rights and resources, taking into consideration vulnerability, social exclusion, violence and lack of dignity as inequalities producers.

Sustainable Impact Businesses: CIEDS believes an entrepreneur is an agent for change. Therefore, it carries out activities to develop and strengthen the necessary skills for people and organizations be sustainable and create value for society as a whole.

Education: CIEDS works to reduce learning inequalities by improving the school environment, which is based on building a network of partners, on supporting schools democratic management, on principals and teachers’ trainings and the relationship between family and school.

Citizen: CIEDS supports people and institutions to employ knowledge and efforts to promote positive changes in social and political contexts in a solidary, co-responsible and citizen-like manner aiming the common good. Engaging in civic engagement actions help to improve understanding and perception of inequalities and excluded groups and strengthen our sense of commitment to shared agendas.

 

To the present day, CIEDS implemented more than 550 projects since its foundation, with more than 2.000.000 direct beneficiaries and more than 3.920 communities assisted.

In 2019 we developed our 37 projects in 22 Brazilian states.

Please Briefly Describe Your Economic Model.
Our economic model is based in Brazilian law for nonprofit associations. Partners fund specific projects. All funds are invested in our projects and human development. We do not have profit distribution and our surplus is reinvested in our mission.
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https://twitter.com/shell_ij
Other Facebook Accounts
https://www.facebook.com/MalocadosBrilhante https://www.facebook.com/redeaprendizrio/ https://www.facebook.com/shelliniciativajovem https://www.facebook.com/cbve.org.br/

Activity

Sectors of Activity
Economic Empowerment, Inclusion, Children & Youth, Education, Social Justice, Refugees - Shelter,
Mission

Build networks for prosperity of people, communities and society, based on knowledge, cooperation and empowerment.

Country (or countries) where active
Brazil
Date of Publication of Latest Annual Report or Activity Report
01/31/2019
Latest Annual Report PDF
Alliances, Networks, and Affiliations

CIEDS has a Special Consultant status in the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is since 2013 a UN Global Compact participant.  It is also part of the Interamerican Development Bank Civil Society Consulting Group (ConSOC) Brazilian branch. 

CIEDS is a civil society representative in the National Council of Social Assistance and it is a member of the Board of the National Volunteer Program (Pátria Voluntária). Its also affiliated to three important networks. Sport for the Social Change Network – REMS that promotes the use of sport for social development, the Reference Center for Integral Education – CREI that contributes for the development, implementation and enhancement of public policies of integral education and The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs – ANDE, an international network of organizations, that works to promote entrepreneurship in developing countries.

State affiliations: CIEDS is an active member of the State Council of Solidarity Economy in Rio de Janeiro, which aims at the dissemination and development of activities that strengthen the solidarity economy in the state of Rio de Janeiro. CIEDS also participates in the Network Mental Health Forum, that develops spaces of collective discussion for sharing good practices related to the implementation and management of houses used to promote deinstitutionalization of patients with mental disorders.

City affiliations: CIEDS is registered and advocates on the City Councils of Children and Adolescent’s Rights — CMDCA and City Council of Social Work — CMAS.

https://www.cieds.org.br/titulos

Contact Information for Press Inquiries
Isabel Salgado; isabelsalgado.rj@cieds.org.br; 55 21 3094 4555
Female, Communication Coordinator
Contact Information for Fundraising Inquiries
Fábio Muller Mariano; fabiomuller@cieds.org.br; 55 21 3094 4555
Male, Executive Director
Contact Information for Development and Partnership Inquiries
Fábio Muller Mariano; fabiomuller@cieds.org.br; 55 21 3094 4555
Male, Executive Director
Contact Information for Inquiries from Private Sector
Fábio Muller Mariano; fabiomuller@cieds.org.br; 55 21 3094 4555
Male, Executive Director

Human Resources

Full name
Vandré Luis Meneses Brilhante
Age
1969
Short Biography
He has been working in the Third Sector for 32 years and in the improvement of Brazilian public policies. Founder and President Director of CIEDS (Integrated Center for Sustainable Development Studies and Programs). Graduated in Economics at the University of Fortaleza, with post-graduation studies in International Economics in the Unites States with complementary trainings and seminars in the field of Organization and Human Development in Germany, Australia, Paraguay, Portugal and Japan. Experience in Local Development, Strategic and Nonprofit Management, with wide experience in social and public projects. He is a counselor in dialogue and social control spaces, such as the Interamerican Development Bank Civil Society Consulting Group (ConSOC) and the National Council of Social Assistance, as well as several other social organizations. Vandre’s daily and future motivation comes from the constant seeking of promoting better social technologies and team building to target the main social issues of Brazil and Latin America.
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Has Held Position Since
2009
Preceded by
Maria Tereza Rosenda Fonseca Pontes
Full name
Fabio Antonio Muller Mariano
Age
1978
Short Biography
Doctor in Political Science and International Relations, Master in Management Systems and Specialization in Organizations and Strategies and a degree in Business Administration and Public Administration. CIEDS Executive Director, responsible for programs, projects and research in Regional and Sustainable Development. Large experience in Management, with emphasis in Quality, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Monitoring and Evaluation of Social and Public Programs.
Photo Portrait
Fábio Müller
Has Held Position Since
2011
Preceded by
Vandré Luis Meneses Brilhante
Number of Employees
In november 2019, CIEDS had 1878 paid employees, all of them officially registered, which is an important deed in the Brazilian context. Our Human Resources Policy is a commitment to our staff, the quality of services delivered and the confidence of the future we seek for. It can be found on https://www.cieds.org.br/pessoas.
Number of Unpaid Interns
0
Number of Paid Interns
10
Number of New Hires
In 2019 CIEDS hired 467 new employees.
Number of Newly Created Positions
60 new positions.
Average Age of Paid Staff
37
Number of Volunteers
In 2019 CIEDS created a volunteer committee with our employees to encourage voluntary participation in actions promoted for the common good. In total there were 97 employees engaged. According to the latest data collection, conducted in 2018, we received a total of 2.992 volunteering hours.
Local Staff/Field vs Total Staff (%)
92,4% of the staff is field located
Staff Turnover Rate
The turnover rate in 2019 was 25,5%.

Bylaws & Legal

Legal Status
In Brazil we are registered as a association
Year of Registration
1998
Are Your Bylaws Publicly Available ?
Yes
Are Your Bylaws Provided On Request ?
Yes
Provide a Request URL or Email
https://www.cieds.org.br/biblioteca/artigos | fabiomuller@cieds.org.br
Date of Bylaws' Last Modification
2018
Reason(s) for Modification(s)

Change the HQ Physical address.

Countries Where Legally Represented
Brazil
Is Your Organization Accredited to ECOSOC (UN)?
Yes
Year of Accreditation
2013

Financials

Latest Yearly Income (All Countries and Entities)
In 2018 the yearly income was BRL 85,682,723.00 or USD 20,400,648.33.
Latest Surplus/Deficit
CIEDS ended 2018 with a surplus of BRL 628,481.00 or USD 149,638.33.
Previous Yearly Income
Approximately BRL 75,414,561 in 2017 (USD 19,271,600).
Latest Net Assets
CIEDS ended 2018 - last full year available - with a net asset of R$ 4,086,628.00 or approximately US$ 973,006.66.
Date of Publication for Next Financial Statement
2019
Latest Financial Statements
Latest Audited Fiscal Year
2017
Contact Information for Auditors

Audiva Auditores Independentes. Rua Visconde de Pirajá, nº 339 - 4º andar. ZIP CODE: 22.410-003. Rio de Janeiro/RJ. Phone: +55 (21) 2523-0771; audiva@audiva.com.br