Lichia Yiu is President of the Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development located in Geneva, Switzerland, a not-for-profit NGO focusing on socio-economic research, reform of the public sector and development management. She is also a visiting professor at the National Chengchi University in Taiwan teaching courses on international human resource management and globalisation and NGO diplomacy. Dr Yiu has more than twenty years of consulting and teaching experience in Asia, North America, Western Europe, and Africa. She has consulted multinational companies, governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations on issues pertaining to education policy, national competitiveness, skill development and sustainable development. Her academic research work covers topics ranging from quality in in-service training, organisation and management, to policy advocacy and evaluation. The most recent policy analyses were on commodity development in the least developed countries, higher education policy in China and Santa Catarina, Brazil, human capital development infrastructure in Taiwan, and policy coherence in tourism development strategy in Least Developed Countries. She is author of several books and many articles, reports and case studies on advocacy, poverty reduction and decent work, clean development mechanism, global leadership, quality in higher education and organisation development. She also serves as reviewer for the Journal of Management Psychology, Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, and Gestalt Review. Born in Taiwan, she obtained her undergraduate degree from Chinese Culture University (1971), her doctorate from Indiana University (1978) and post-doc fellow at Columbia University (1983).
Dr Lichia Yiu, Ed.D.
Selected Relevant Publications:
2011: Yiu, L. Saner, R. with Filadoro, M.: Mainstreaming Tourism Development in LDCs: Coherence and Complementarity of Policy Instruments. CSEND Research Report, Geneva.
2010: Yiu, L. Co-author. Reviews of National Policies for Education: Santa Catarina State, Brazil, 2010”. OECD, Paris. ISBN : 9789264091344 (PDF) 9789264091337 (print)
2009: Yiu, L. et al. Co-author. “China”, OECD Reviews of Tertiary Education, 2009. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris.
2009:Yiu, L. Co-author, Commodity Development Strategy in the Integrated Framework”, United Nations Development Programme, New York
2007: Yiu, L. and Saner, R.: “A Multi-stakeholder simulation for “developing local productive and supply capacity in the pharmaceutical sector – The role of intellectual property rights and TRIPs”, Policy Implementation Section, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD.
2006: Yiu, L., Lead-author, “Development Diplomacy and Poverty Reduction Strategy papers for Least Developed Countries" in Non State Actor Advocacy and Multistakeholder Diplomacy”, Eds Jovan Kurbalija and Valentin Katrandjiev, pp. 105-123, DiploFoundation, Malta/Geneva.