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.
EfD Central America
Dr. Francisco Alpízar
Professor Jintao Xu
Dr. Alemu Mekonnen
Dr. Wilfred Nyangena
EfD South Africa
Dr. Martine Visser
Dr. Razack Lokina
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