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Economics of forest restoration in South Asia


Hybrid (Himalaya Drishya Resort, Dhulikhel and Online)

Date & Time

13 December 2023

About the meeting

We are organising a one-day workshop to review the progress made so far and plan for the activities for 2024 for the ongoing SANDEE-led research project ‘Economics of Forest Restoration in South Asia’. In addition to the project leader and the advisors, country team leaders and their collaborators from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka will attend the workshop physically in Nepal, whereas the other team members will attend virtually.


We are collaborating with partners from four countries in South Asia – Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Pakistan – to implement our research project on ‘Economics of forest restoration’. We aim to understand the economics of forest restoration as a carbon mitigation option and its distributional impacts on gender and marginalised communities.

The research project is funded by International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada. Led by Mani Nepal, Programme Coordinator, SANDEE, ICIMOD, as Project Leader (Principal Investigator), the project duration is three years (February 2022–January 2025). Two SANDEE advisors, Jeff Vincent, Professor at Duke University, and François Libois, Professor at the Paris School of Economics, are involved in the research as technical advisors for providing technical backstopping. Research teams from the four South Asian countries are an integral part of the research project.