Backteman, Karin, Po-Tsan Goh, Leonie Joubert, Salvatory Macha and Cyndi Spindell Berck. 2015. “EfD Stories 2015”
EfD researchers want their research findings to have a tangible impact on poverty reduction by supporting a truly sustainable development. They apply evidence-based analytical tools to design policies that effectively manage scarce resources.
The environmental economists of the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD) focus on the decisions that people make about climate and natural resources. We believe that natural resources and the environment are the basis for global sustainable development.To achieve this, resources need to be managed in an efficient and equitable way with the support of high-quality research. EfD is our network for cross-country research collaboration, research-policy interaction and academic training.
We apply evidence-based analytical tools to design policies that effectively manage scarce resources. The gap between research and policy is bridged through maintaining a dialogue with local communities and policy makers. We want our research findings to have a tangible impact on poverty reduction by supporting a truly sustainable development. We hope you enjoy our stories from EfD centers across the developing world.