• Feeling the Water Pinch

    Amit R. K.'s Dissemination covered by The City Express

  • Ecosystems Management

    Analysis of ecosystem changes, conserving ecosystems, and institutional arrangements to manage ecosystem services

  • Economics of Climate Change

    Analysis of climate change impacts, adaptation measures, mitigation strategies, and institutions and policies for long-term adjustment to climate change

  • Nepal Earthquake Relief Support Fund

    Rebuilding Schools to Support Children's Education

  • 2015 Blue Planet Prize

    Sir Partha Dasgupta, founder member of SANDEE wins the prestigious Blue Planet Prize for 2015 jointly with Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

  • Policies and Programs for Greener Development

    Evaluation of different environmental policies, regulations and programs and their implications for sustainable development

news and events

On the road to Paris -- Environment and Development concerns in Bhutan

Even as the world focuses on COP 21 in Paris, our attention cannot waver from regular development needs. Bhutan has done more than most countries in the world to protect nature and integrate conservation into development. Access to clean water and good sanitation are core requirements of economic development and SANDEE research suggests that Bhutanese are demanding better access. read more

How much do local people value watersheds? -- Read this new SANDEE/ICIMOD Study

A Choice Experiment in Nepal gives us an understanding of people's preferences for ecosystem services. To help policy-makers act to improve watershed conservation, a new SANDEE study in collaboration with the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Program of ICIMOD has assessed the value of the services provided by the watershed that drains into the Koshi River Basin in central Nepal. read more

Ecosystem services- An agenda for research in South Asia

Ecosystem services make important contributions to human well-being. South Asia is witnessing a rapid deterioration of local and regional ecosystems. What are some research priorities for managing South Asia's ecosystem services, as identified by a group of scientists and practitioners? read more

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Latest research

Visitor entrance fees can pay for marine turtle conservation at the Rekawa sanctuary in Sri Lanka

To protect endangered turtles that nest in one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in Sri Lanka wildlife officials need to consider increasing the entrance fee charged for turtle watching. Researc..read more

Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture - Implications for Food Production in Tamil Nadu, India

Policy makers in India need to pay careful attention to the potential impacts of climate change on food production. Research in Tamil Nadu suggests that rice and sorghum yields are likely to decline because ..read more

Does REDD+ Work? Examining the Ecological and Economic Impacts of a Pilot Programme in Nepal

Paying communities to preserve and manage their local forest resources using the internationally recognized REDD+ approach can be a practical and effective way to combat climate change. A ‘before-and-af..read more

Corporates and the Environment: External pressure pushes Sri Lanka's Garment and Apparel sector towards Good Environmental Practices

Companies can gain access to broader export markets, enhance their reputation and reduce internal costs when they improve their environmental performance. An examinatio..read more

Potential benefits and earnings from improving the water quality of Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad, India

To finance much-needed water quality improvements in Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderbad, park authorities should consider increasing the entry fee for enjoying this well-used lake from its current l..read more

Can Carbon be sequestered in Community Forests? Learning how to fulfill a global agenda through local institutions in Nepal

Community Forests in Nepal can be utilized to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD). However, if REDD+ activities are to be effective and equitable, ..read more

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SANDEE's mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to undertake research on the inter-linkages among economic development, poverty, and environmental changeand to disseminate practical information that can be applied to development policies.
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SANDEE, IPS participate in a research workshop in Daily News, Sri Lanka

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IDRC Research Awards 2016

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SANDEE Newsletter No. 29

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