Environmental Economics Research Competition for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

This grant will allow the Economic Research Forum, a longstanding IDRC partner, to extend its work in environmental economics by supporting a series of small research projects in the Middle East and North Africa.

Project proposals will be solicited through two competitions: one with and one without a specific theme. About 16 projects will be supported over three years, with related technical assistance, workshops and publications.

The project is expected to develop a better understanding of the environmental challenges facing the region and how these challenges may be met. The knowledge will be shared with stakeholders and policymakers.

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Start Date

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

End Date

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


36 months

IDRC Officer

Adhikari, Bhim

Total funding

CA$ 752,500


Middle East, North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia


Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Yasmine Nader

Project Leader

Dr Hala Abou-Ali


Economic Research Forum

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