The EfD Initiative stands on three pillars; research programs, policy interaction and academic programs.
EfD recently launched four new collaborative research programs. Each collaborative research program involves at least three EfD centers. Increased cross-center collaborations provide a unique advantage to undertake policy relevant and high quality research through better access to data, complementary analytical skills by researchers in the different centers and better access to a large group of policy makers and stakeholders. Each research project, with related researchers and publications are presented in the Research Program section.
All ongoing and completed EfD research projects can be found here. You can search the projects by centre or theme using the dropdown menus.
The EfD Initiative strives to develop strong policy advice that is research-based and relevant for policy planning and implementation in developing countries. In this section you will find stories about research that has successfully been turned into policy advice.
Academic training is fundamental for domestic capacity building in environmental economics. The EfD initiative supports national graduate programs in environmental economics in all EfD centers through affiliated EfD Research fellows' involvement in teaching. With funds from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), PhD candidates from developing countries are also trained in environmental economics at the Environmental Economics Unit, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. On this website, each institution's logotype will bring you straight to the academic program linked to each EfD center.