Academic programs

Human capacity (skills, knowledge, and expertise) is fundamental to a sustainable future. EfD supports the strengthening of domestic graduate programs to develop skills and competencies to carry out the necessary analyses on poverty, environmental, resource and climate challenges.

EfD’s high-quality graduate programs in environmental economics, resource management, and climate change facilitate effective policymaking, as well as a larger-scale perspective of global and regional environmental problems. This combination of deeper knowledge and hands-on, evidence-based tools is critical for societies to create pathways toward inclusive sustainable development.

EfD’s academic capacity development aims to build and retain sufficient human capacity in the Global South to teach, conduct high-quality research, give evidence-based advice in national policy processes, and implement practical evidence-based policies and programs for achieving poverty reduction and efficient long-term management of the environment.

 

Two different types of academic capacity development modalities are supported:

1. EfD supports existing “residential” graduate programs in environmental and natural resource economics at EfD centers. Almost all EfD centers are connected to Masters and PhD programs at their host institutions.

Country  Name of Program/ Courses Contact person
Central America M.Sc. Program on Economics, Development and Climate Change  Roger Madrigal: rmadriga@catie.ac.cr 
Chile Master in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (Universidad de Concepción) Leonardo Salazar: lesalaza@udec.cl 
Chile Master in Economics (Universidad de Talca) Juan Andrés Riquelme: juriquelme@utalca.cl
Chile Master in Agricultural and Environmental Economics (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) Rodrigo Arriagada: rarriagadac@uc.cl
Chile Master in Management (Universidad del Bío-Bío) César Salazar: csalazar@ubiobio.cl
Chile PhD in Business Economics (Universidad del Desarrollo) Felipe Vázquez: fvasquez@udd.cl
Chile PhD in Economcis (Universidad de Talca) Rodrigo Herrera: rodrigo.herrera@utalca.cl
China Ph.D Economics (field: resource ad environmental economics) Hang Yin: yinhang841@hotmail.com
China Bachelor in Economics, theis Hang Yin: yinhang841@hotmail.com
Colombia Master Program in Economics  Nancy García: n.garcia@uniandes.edu.co
Colombia Master Program in Applied Economics  Nancy García: n.garcia@uniandes.edu.co
Colombia PhD Program in Economics Nancy García: n.garcia@uniandes.edu.co
India Masters in Quantitative Economics (MSQE)  
India PhD Program Economics  
India Masters in Statistics  
India PhD Program Statistics    
Kenya Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Economics,  Prof. Richard Mulwa: richard.mulwa@uonbi.ac.ke
Kenya Dr. Daniel Mwai: mwaidaniel@gmail.com
Tanzania Undergraduate Programme  
Tanzania i) Bachelor of Arts Economics (Three years)  
Tanzania ii) Bachelor of Arts Economics and Statistics (Three years)  
Tanzania i) Masters of Arts in Economics (MA) is a full-time programme, 18 months  
Tanzania ii) Masters of Arts in Applied Economics (MAAE) is an evening programme, 24 months  
Tanzania i) Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Economics (Coursework and Dissertation, 4 years)  
Tanzania ii) Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Economics (by thesis, 3 years)  
Vietnam Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management Pham Khanh Nam: nam.pham@eepsea.net

 

2. EfD supports newly established “sandwich” PhD programs in environmental and natural resource economics in Ethiopia and Rwanda with bilateral funding from Sida

 

Updated: 7 May 2020