The Environmental 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.
2018, Rebecca Afua Klege, Martine Visser , Saugato Datta and Matthew Darling, The power of nudging: Using feedback, competition and responsibility assignment to save electricity in a non-residential setting, EfD Discussion Paper Series 18-19
Muchapondwa, Edwin, Jesper Stage, Eric Mungatana and Pushpam Kumar . 2018. “Lessons from Applying Market-Based Incentives in Watershed Management.” Water Economics and Policy 4:3: .
Joubert, Leonie. 2018. “EfD Stories South Africa- 2017”
Amuakwa-Mensah, F, Rebecca Klege, P.K Adom, E Hagan and A Amoah. 2018. “Unveiling the Energy Saving Role of Banking Performance in Sub-Sahara Africa.” Energy Economics 74: 828-842.
Karumba, Mary and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2017. “The impact of microhydroelectricity on household welfare indicators.” Energy Efficiency 11: 663-681.
De Risi, Raffaele, Francesco De Paola, Jane Turpie and Timm Kroeger. 2018. “Life Cycle Cost and Return on Investment as complementary decision variables for urban flood risk management in developing countries.” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 28: 88-106.
Visser, Martine and Kerri Brick. 2017. “Risk Preferences and the Poverty Trap: A Look at Farm Technology Uptake amongst Smallholder Farmers in the Matzikama Municipality.” EfD Discussion Paper Series 17-14.
Turpie, Jane, Katherine Forsythe, A. Knowles, J. Blignaut and G. Letley. 2017. “Mapping and valuation of South Africa's ecosystem services: A local perspective.” Ecosystem Services :27: 179-192.
Okumu, Boscow and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2017. “Determinants of Successful Collective Management of Forest Resources: Evidence from Kenyan Community Forest Associations.” EfD Discussion Paper Series 17-11.
Ayuk, Elias and Rebecca Klege. 2017. “Extractive resources, global volatility and Africa's growth prospects.” J. OF SUST. DEV. LAW & POLICY 8: 259-287.
Ntuli, Herbert and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2017. “A bioeconomic analysis of community wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe.” Journal for Nature Conservation 37: 106-121.
Mulwa, Chalmers, Paswel Marenya, Dil Bahadur Rahut and Menale Kassie. 2017. “Response to climate risks among smallholder farmers in Malawi: A multivariate probit assessment of the role of information, household demographics, and farm characteristics” Climate Risk Management
Kerley, Graham I.H., Kevin G. Behrens, Jane Carruthers, Marius Diemont, Jurie du Plessis, Liaan Minnie, Philip R.K. Richardson, Michael J. Somers, Craig J. Tambling, Jane Turpie, Hermias N. van Niekerk and Dave Balfour. 2017. “Livestock predation in South Africa: The need for and value of a scientific assessment” South African Journal of Science 113:3/4
Black, David and Jane Turpie. 2016. “Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of ecosystem-based adaptation: Kamiesberg wetlands case study.” SAJEMS Asset research 19:5: 702-713.
Dikgang, Johane and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2016. “Local communities’ valuation of environmental amenities around the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Southern Africa.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy 6:2: 168-182.
Dikgang, Johane and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2016. “The determination of park fees in support of benefit sharing in Southern Africa.” Tourism Economics : .
Tibesigwa, Byela and Martine Visser. 2016. “Assessing Gender Inequality in Food Security amongst Small-holder Farm Households in urban and rural South Africa.” World Development 88: 33-49.
Akpalu, Wisdom, Babatunde Abidoye, Edwin Muchapondwa and Witness Simbanegavi. 2016. “Public disclosure for carbon abatement: African decision-makers in a PROPER public good experiment.” Climate and Development : 1-11.
Muchapondwa, Edwin, Daniel Nielson, Bradley Parks, Austin Strange and Michael Tierney. 2016. “‘Ground-Truthing’ Chinese Development Finance in Africa: Field Evidence from South Africa and Uganda” The Journal of Development Studies
Tibesigwa, Byela and Martine Visser. 2016. “Small-holder Farming, Food Security and Climate Change in South Africa: Male-Female and Urban-Rural Differences.” EfD Discussion Paper Series 16-07.
Muchapondwa, Edwin and Jesper Stage. 2015. “Whereto with institutions and governance challenges in African wildlife conservation?.” Environmental Research Letters 10, Number 9: .
Tibesigwa, Byela, Martine Visser and Jane Turpie. 2016. “Climate change and South Africa’s commercial farms: an assessment of impacts on specialised horticulture, crop, livestock and mixed farming systems.” Environement Development Sustainablity : 1-30.
Gelo, Dambala, Edwin Muchapondwa and Steven Koch. 2015. “Decentralization, market integration and efficiency-equity trade-offs: Evidence from Joint Forest Management in Ethiopian villages.” Journal of Forest Economics 22: 1-23.
Turpie, Jane, Jeremy Goss and Katherine Forsythe. 2015. “Factors Determining the Spatial Distribution of Shore Anglers in South Africa.” 15-32.
Ntuli, Herbert and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2015. “Managing Zimbabwe’s Wildlife A Comparison of Community and Private Conservation Approaches” EfD Research Brief
Turpie, Jane. 2015. “Why Anglers Fish Where They Do Knowing South Africa’s Preferred Fishing Spots Can Help Manage Fish Stocks” EfD Research Brief
Turpie, Jane. 2015. “Economic Value of the Cape’s Beautiful Coast: A Study of the ‘Amenity’ Value of the Kogelberg, in South Africa” EfD Research Brief
Ntuli, Herbert and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2015. “A Bioeconomic Analysis of Community Wildlife Conservation in Zimbabwe.” EfD Discussion Paper Series 15-28.
Gelo, Dambala and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2015. “Decentralization, Market Integration, and Efficiency-Equity Trade-Offs: Evidence from Joint Forest Management in Ethiopian Villages.” EfD Discussion Paper Series 15-25.
Ntuli, Herbert and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2015. “The Role of Institutions in Community Wildlife Conservation in Zimbabwe.” EfD Discussion Paper Series 15-23.
Ntuli, Herbert. 2015. “Wildlife: An Income Stream for Rural Zimbabweans”
Tibesigwa, Byela and Martine Visser. 2015. “Multiple and Concurrent Sex Partnerships and Social Norms: Young Adults’ Sexual Relationships in the Metropolitan Communities of Cape Town, South Africa.” Sexuality Research and Social Policy : 1-16.
Tibesigwa, Byela, Martine Visser, Mark Collinson and Wayne Twine. 2015. “Investigating the sensitivity of household food security to agriculture-related shocks and the implication of social and natural capital.” Sustainability Science : 1-22.
Ntuli, Herbert and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2015. “Effects of Wildlife Resources on Community Welfare: Income, Poverty and Inequality.” 15-21.
Tibesigwa, Byela, Martine Visser, Mark Collinson and Wayne Twine. 2015. “Gender Differences in Climate Change Risk, Food Security, and Adaptation: A Study of Rural Households’ Reliance on Agriculture and Natural Resources to Sustain Livelihoods.” EfD Discussion Paper Series 15-20.
Tibesigwa, Byela and Martine Visser. 2015. “Small-scale Subsistence Farming, Food Security, Climate Change and Adaptation in South Africa: Male-Female Headed Households and Urban-Rural Nexus” ERSA working paper 527
Tibesigwa, Byela, Martine Visser and Brennan Hodkinson. 2015. “Effects of Objective and Subjective Income Comparisons on Subjective Wellbeing.” Social Indicators Research : .
Muchapondwa, Edwin and Johane Dikgang. 2016. “The Effect of Land Restitution on Poverty Reduction among the Khomani San “Bushmen” in South Africa.” South African Journal of Economics 84:1: 63-80.
Backteman, Karin, Po-Tsan Goh, Cyndi Spindell Berck, Salvatory Macha, Leonie Joubert, Maimuna Kabatesi, Zelealem Ghebremedhin, Gunnar Köhlin, Yonas Alem, Susanna Olai, Francisco Alpízar, Maria Angelica Naranjo, Carlos Chávez Rebolledo, Jintao Xu, Ping Qin, Alemu Mekonnen, Jane Kabubo-Mariara, Jane Turpie, Razack Lokina and Allen Blackman. 2015. “EfD Annual report 2014/15”
Turpie, Jane, Benjamin Warr and Jane Carter Ingram. 2015. “Benefits of forest ecosystems in Zambia and the role of REDD+ in a green economy transformation”
Gelo, Dambala and Steven Koch. 2015. “Contingent valuation of community forestry programs in Ethiopia: Controlling for preference anomalies in double-bounded CVM.” Ecological Economics 114: 79-89.
Thiam, Djiby Racine , Edwin Muchapondwa, Johann Kirsten and Magalie Bourblanc. 2015. “Implications of water policy reforms for agricultural productivity in South Africa: Scenario analysis based on the Olifants river basin.” Water Resources and Economics Volume 9: 60-79.
Ziervogel, Gina and Mark New. 2014. “Climate change impacts and adaptation in South Africa” WIREs Climate Change 5:5 605-620
Snyman, Susan. 2014. “Partnership between a private sector ecotourism operator and a local community in the Okavango Delta, Botswana: the case of the Okavango Community Trust and Wilderness Safaris.” Journal of Ecotourism 13:2-3: 110-127.
Tibesigwa, Byela, Martine Visser, Wayne Twine and Mark Collinson . 2014. “Investigating the Sensitivity of Household Food Security to Agriculture-related Shocks and the Implication of Informal Social Capital and Natural Resource Capital.” EfD Discussion Paper Series EfD DP 14-21.
Tibesigwa, Byela, Martine Visser, Wayne Twine and Mark Collinson . 2014. “Poor rainfall, crop failure and food shortages: How rural farm households use nature, family, neighbors and friends to cope”
Kirchner , Carola . 2014. “Estimating present and future profits within the Namibian hake industry: a bio-economic analysis.” African Journal of Marine Science 36:3: 283-292.
Thondhlana, Gladman and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2014. “Dependence on Environmental Resources and Implications for household Welfare: Evidence from the Kalahari Drylands, South Africa.” Ecological Economics 108: 59-67.