Environment for Development Initiative (EfD)


The Environment for Development (EfD) initiative is an environmental economics programme focused on international research collaboration, policy advice, and academic training. The overall objective is to support poverty alleviation and sustainable development through the increased use of environmental economics in the policy making process. EfD includes research centers in Central America, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania, in partnership with the Environmental Economics Unit at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and Resources for the Future in Washington, DC.
EfD is implemented by the following host institutions: CATIE, Peking University, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), University of Cape Town, University of Dar es Salaam, Resources for the Future in Washington DC, and University of Gothenburg. EfD is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation, Sida.

South Africa
Central America
Monday, January 1, 2007 - 00:00
Friday, December 30, 2011 - 06:39

EfD Central America
Dr. Francisco Alpízar
Email: falpizar@catie.ac.cr

EfD China
Professor Jintao Xu
Email: xujt@pku.edu.cn

EfD Ethiopia
Dr. Alemu Mekonnen
Email: alemu_m2004@yahoo.com

EfD Kenya
Dr. Wilfred Nyangena
Email: wnyangena@kippra.or.ke

EfD South Africa
Dr. Martine Visser
Email: martine.visser@uct.ac.za

EfD Tanzania
Dr. Razack Lokina
Email: razack_lokina@yahoo.co.uk

EfD Director:
Gunnar Köhlin
gunnar.kohlin@economics.gu.se, + 46 31 786 44 26

EfD Communications:
Karin Backteman
karin.backteman@economics.gu.se, + 46 31 786 25 95
EfD Partner - Resources for the Future
Allen Blackman
Email: blackman@rff.org

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