is a regional network that brings together analysts from the different countries in South Asia to address development and environment problems in the region. Its mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions in South Asia to undertake research on inter-linkages among economic development, poverty, and environmental change and to disseminate practical information that can be applied to development policies.

SANDEE meets its objectives through four core activities:

  • A competitive research grants programme that focuses on three areas: Economics of Natural Resource Use and Regulations; Economics of Pollution Management; and Climate Change Economics
  • Training in environment and natural resource economics and the use of policy instruments. Both, basic and advanced courses are offered
  • An underserved areas programme that focuses on regions that require institutional strengthening
  • Information dissemination through publications and newsletters. SANDEE reaches out to policy makers through it biannual newsletters and research publications.

SANDEE works in seven countries in South Asia – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. SANDEE was launched in November 1999 and is hosted by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal. SANDEE was previously based at IUCN-Nepal (the World Conservation Union, Nepal).

Geographical Coverage

  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan, and
  • Sri Lanka

Core Fianancial Partners

Implementing Partners

Individuals associated with various government, research, and NGOs across South Asia

Contact Information

Anuradha Kafle
Research and Communication Officer
SANDEE, Lalitpur, Nepal
GPO Box 8975, E.P.C 1056
Tel: +977 1 5003222