Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa

Africa faces a wide range of environmental problems. Some are as immediate and visible as backyard livestock waste. Others, like the impact of climate change, have longer-term consequences. Attempts to address these problems typically face a number of obstacles: the perception that the remedies are costly; ignorance of the cost of inaction; concerns about cost-sharing; concerns about poor enforcement; and lack of suitable mechanisms for financing environmental protection. Economic analysis can play a critical role in overcoming these barriers.

This grant will allow the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) to increase capacity for research and policy analysis in environmental and resource economics in Africa through a program of research grants and related support services, including short courses, workshops and mentoring.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Sunday, April 1, 2007

End Date

Saturday, January 1, 2011


36 months

IDRC Officer

Adhikari, Bhim

Total funding

CA$ 755,400


North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Rashid Hassan


University of Pretoria

Institution Country

South Africa

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