Policy advice is one of the pillars of the EfD initiative, together with research and academic training. EfD strives to build a bridge between training and research, on the one hand, and policy design and decision making on the other. We are convinced that local academic capacity in environmental economics could greatly enhance the sustainability of economic policies. In order to have such impact, we need to invest in the interface between academia and government policy formulation.
The EfD initiative strives to build strong policy advice that is research-based and relevant for policy planning and implementation in developing countries. By developing and strengthening research-based policy advice, the EfD research and training components may have synergetic effects and may have a wider use than otherwise would have been the case.
On this website you can find a common section on Policy making in the head navigation, and information about each EfD center´s involvement in policy processes can be found at: