Latest Publication

The Case of Turkey: Middle Income Trap or is it Different This Time? by Ilia Barboutev

Since the end of the Cold War and the seemingly decisive victory of neo-liberal economic prescriptions, numerous developing countries have experienced sharp and steady growth, eventually achieving what the World Bank defines as middle income status of a Gross National Income of around 12,000 USD per capita at current levels.



How to improve labour conditions in Indonesian palm oil plantations

This January, Janneke Bosman, who is supporting us as a researcher, general support and coordinator since 2009, went to Indonesia, Sumatra, together with CNV Internationaal (the company she works for since 2016) to shoot a movie that shows how the process of continuous and constructive social dialogue between companies and trade unions is leading to improvements concerning the labour conditions of workers at palm oil plantations and mills.



  • Grensland Genootschap/ Grensland Society
  • Water desalination project
  • Humanity Formula
  • Aid project Africa



We offer courses, guest lectures, and training on Peacebuilding, UN activities and Development Cooperation. Our current courses are taught at the Bachelor and Master level at Leiden University. They include Peacebuilding after Conflict, International Relations, and International Organizations as well as Current Issues.


This is Sen

The Sen Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation for research and education in the field of international cooperation. It was established in 2009. Researchers, teachers and students contribute to promoting better global relations. The Foundation is also certified as an educational institution for professional courses. It cooperates with institutions for higher education and official and private organisations for humanitarian aid and international development.


Faces of Sen

Hans van den Berg has been with us as a research assistant since April 2018. He found his way towards the Sen Foundation after completing his master thesis at Leiden University looking for relevant working experience. Hans mainly focuses on doing research for the second volume of ‘Wereld in Beweging’, initiated by our Director, Joris Voorhoeve, which will focus on the current issues and the influence of important actors in our ever changing world.