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EfD Blog

This blog publishes stories and ideas from the members of the Environment for Development initiative.


    Beyond Day Zero in Cape Town – economic instruments for water-scarce cities

    EfD researchers have been working with Cape Town’s authorities in their efforts to stave off #DayZero – the day when the Cities taps run dry. Their findings cast new light on the importance of effective demand management to cope with water shortages. In this blog we discuss how the tools of economics can be used to pre-empt such crisis management in growing cities in the Global South.


      Awarding Indigenous Communities Land Titles Reduces Tropical Forest Damage

      All over the world, indigenous communities tend to be marginalized both politically and economically. So awarding them formal legal rights to the forests they have historically controlled, often for hundreds of years, is probably a good idea from the standpoint of social justice and economic development.