Partners & Donors

Program Donor

Sida's main office in Stockholm, Sweden

Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) has provided program funding to EfD since 2007.


Partner Centers

West Campus

Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy, Durham, USA


University of Peking

Environmental Economics Program in China (EEPC), Peking University, China


Mercator building

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Berlin, Germany


Portland State

Portland State University Institute for Economics and the Environment, Portland, Oregon, USA



Resources for the Future, RFF, Washington, USA



Toulouse School of Economics Energy and Climate Center, TSE, Toulouse, France



University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland



University of Gothenburg, Environmental Economics Unit (EEU), School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg, Sweden



Wageningen University and Research (WUR), Wageningen, Netherlands


Project Partners and Donors

The following donors and implementation partners have collaborated on EfD projects:

Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

African Capacity Building Foundation(ACBF)

African Climate & Development Initiative

BHP Billiton

Bioversity International

Carnegie Scholarship

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Center of Interdisciplinary African Studies of the Goethe University, Frankfurt

Chile Ministry of Economics

Chile Ministry of Economics and Tourism

Chile Ministry of Environment

Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP)

Chinese State Forestry Administration (SFA)

Clean Energy Technologies

Conservation International

District Agricultural Sector Investment Project (DASIP) Tanzania

Duke University

Economic Social Research Foundation (ESRF)

Energia International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy

Energy Foundation

Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Energy

Gates Foundation

George Municipality, South Africa

Government of Norway

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) 

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

International Growth Center

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP)

Lincoln Institute

Luleå University of Technology of Sweden

Monash University, India

National Natural Sciences Foundation of China (NSFC)

National Research Foundation SA/Norway research collaboration SANCOOP

National Research Foundation Water Research Commission

Natural Resources Foundation- Switzerland Research Cooperation

Norway Research Co-operation on Climate Change, the Environment and Clean Energy (SANCOOP)

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

Pathfinder Tanzania

Peking University

Policy Planning and Research Unit (PPRU) at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)

Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

School of Economics, University of Cape Town

Swedish Embassy

Swedish Energy Agency

Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, (FORMAS)

Tanzania Ministry of Finance - Poverty Eradication Division (PED)

Tanzania Ministry of Finance (MoF)

Tanzania Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development

Tanzania President’s Office Planning Commission (POPC)

Tanzania Revenue Authority TRA

The Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA­)

The Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center and Network (HoA-REC&N)

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) 

The Moore Foundation

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog)

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) 

The Western Cape Government (WCG)

The World Bank

The World Resources Institute (WRI)

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)  

Tinker Foundation

UK Research Council

United Nations Development Fund 

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

Universidad de los Andes/Department of Economics, Colombia

University of Concepcion, Chile

University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)

University of Gothenburg

University of Rhode Island (URI)

US Agency for International Development

US-National Institutes of Health

VC Strategic Funds – University of Cape Town

Vetenskapsrådet – The Swedish Research Council

Vietnam National Foundation for Science and Technology Development(NAFOSTED)


Institutions interested in partnering with the EfD initiative, please contact EfD Director Gunnar Köhlin:



Updated: 8 March 2024