The EfD Initiative builds on more than 25 years of capacity building in environmental economics. During the implementation of the capacity building program, four gaps have been identified as the; analytical, empirical, communication and institutional gaps. These gaps reduce the use of environmental economics analysis in key policies in developing countries and EfD works to overcome them.
Sustainable economic growth founded on efficient management of ecosystems, natural resources and climate change impacts.
To contribute to poverty alleviation and sustainable development through increased use of environmental economics’ capacity, tools and instruments in policy design and policy-making processes pertaining to management of ecosystems, natural resources and climate change impacts.
Approaches and strategic goals
EfD will fulfill its mission and address the identified gaps through a range of approaches. The choice of approaches is based on past experiences, comparative advantages and efficiency consideration in reaching the goals of the initiative.
Please read more in the EfD strategic plan.