The Environment for Development initiative started in 2007 and this is the report for the first three-year period.
EfD is an initiative to support environmental economics capacity to conduct research, academic training and policy outreach.
The six EfD centers are expected to make a difference by contributing to better environmental management and thereby reducing poverty in developing countries.
The initiative is funded by Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and builds on the environmental capacity building program that Sida has been supporting at University of Gothenburg since 1991.
The Environmental Economics Unit at University of Gothenburg is coordinating the initiative and Resources for the Future in Washington DC is a partner involved in research and publication of the EfD/RFF discussion paper and book series.