EfD in South Africa
The Environmental Economics Policy Research Unit is a collaborative association of academic researchers specializing in environmental and natural resource issues. The unit was established in 2007 to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in Southern Africa. EPRU is based at the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.
Most recent publications
- eeu sweden south africa | Parks & Wildlife Wildlife Management In Zimbabwe: Evidence From A Contingent Valuation Study If communities living adjacent to the elephant see it as a burden, then they cannot be its stewards. To assess their valuation of it, a contingent valuation method study was conducted for one CAMPFIRE district in Zimbabwe. Carlsson, F., E. Muchapondwa and G. Köhlin (2008), ‘Can local communities in Zimbabwe be trusted with wildlife management?: Evidence from contingent valuation of elephants’, South African Journal of Economics, 76/4: 685-704.
- south africa | Policy design Modelling International Tourism Demand for Zimbabwe This paper uses the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) approach to cointegration to estimate the coefficients of the determinants of international tourism demand for Zimbabwe for the period 1998 to 2005. The results show that taste formation, transport costs, changes in global income and certain specific events have a significant impact on international tourism demand. Muchapondwa, E. and O. Pimhidzai (2008). "Modelling international tourism demand for Zimbabwe" ERSA Working Paper No. 107 (November)
- south africa | Agriculture Will availing credit incentives to Zimbabwean farmers trigger a maize output response? This paper evaluates the impact of credit availability on communal and commercial sector maize output in Zimbabwe. This is important given the increased use of concessionary credit for agriculture as a policy strategy to increase agricultural output and food security, in response to the disruption caused by controversial land reform. Musuna, S. and E. Muchapondwa (2008). "Will availing credit incentives to Zimbabwean farmers trigger a maize output response?" ERSA Working Paper No. 100 (October)