SANDEE Research grants

Types of research grants

Regular research grants

SANDEE provides research grants related to the economics of environment and development. Currently, grants are made in three thematic areas: (1) ecosystem management (2) economics of climate change (3) policies and programs for greener development

For research grants, we generally invite the submission of research pre-proposals two times a year in April and October. However, pre-proposals are accepted throughout the year. Pre-proposals are evaluated on their academic merit and policy significance. After screening the pre-proposals, short-listed applicants are invited to submit full proposals, which are reviewed internally and externally before the grant is awarded. Grants are managed through the researchers institution, so an institutional affiliation is required for receiving the research grant.

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SANDEE research projects (ongoing and completed):

Ongoing research projects
Year Grantee Grant title Country Research summary
2024 Shreya Bajimaya Making an economic case for Ecosystem-based Adaptation for Flood Risk Management Nepal This study aims to conduct valuation of EbA options for flood risk reduction in the target watershed and provide evidence-based recommendations for mainstreaming EbA into national climate change policies.

Specific Objectives:

  • To review and synthesize the state-of-the-art knowledge focusing on good practices of EbA carried out for flood risk reduction, focusing on the different physiographic regions of Nepal (mountains, hills, and terai).
  • To identify and curate appropriate EbA options and conduct valuation of selected EbA options for flood risk reduction in the Mohana-Khutiya watershed (originating from the mid-hill and flowing into the plains).

To build evidence base for developing economic case for EbA for mainstreaming into national and local climate change policies.

2024 Aslesh Shrestha Improved Access to Clean Energy and its Impact on Climate Change Vulnerability for Rural Households in Nepal Nepal This research will create a unique climate change vulnerability index by merging the MTF energy access dataset with the municipality-level climate vulnerability data. The climate vulnerability index will capture the exposure, sensitivity, adaptive capacity, and vulnerability to climate change, and hence, inform policy discussions and directing programs to highlight the critical relationship between energy access and climate change adaptation and resilience. As various studies (Perera et al., 2015; Sharma, 2019) point out the lack of empirical evidence on the impact of energy access on reducing climate change vulnerability by increasing the adaptive capacity and resilience of households, this study aims to fill this gap in the existing literature by estimating the impact of reliable, accessible, stable, and quality energy access on the climate change vulnerability of rural households in Nepal.
2024 Sowmya Dhanaraj Productivity co-benefits of Energy Saving Technology India In our study, we seek to utilize the above-mentioned findings from the literature to design a Return on Investment (ROI) calculator that estimates total efficiency gains (both direct benefits like cost savings and indirect benefits due to productivity gains) due to adoption of EETs. Apart from this, peer-to-peer information sharing which builds on trust and familiarity has shown some success in flow of information in the context of households as well as firms. This is especially so in the case of MSMEs, which have clustered in different regions of the country, have highly interconnected social networks of leadership, managers, and workers, and are aligned with the industrial association of that cluster through which they get information on government schemes, technologies, and other relevant operations information. Given this socio-economic setting, we explore the effectiveness of the following two interventions that aim to narrow the information gap in the adoption of EETs in the MSMEs context:

  1. Does leadership of MSMEs receiving information on energy efficient technologies from a peer leads to higher adoption rates?
  2. Does information from peers combined with an ROI calculator lead to even higher adoption rates?
2024 Saheli Bose Behavioral responses and the impact of environmental knowledge of ponds: Evidence from field experiment in India India This project aims to gather experimental evidence on the effect of providing training to women living around ponds on various aspects of pond water pollution, its affects and mitigating strategies. The study focuses on the effect of the training on outcomes such as different waste disposal practices adopted by households and pond water quality. The study aims to carry out a cluster randomised trial. The unit of randomisation will be ponds and since this project deals with community ponds, households living around ponds will be surveyed and provided with training treatment.  Even though data will be collected on health outcomes, the focus of the study will primarily be on the outcomes of waste disposal strategies adopted by households vis-à-vis ponds and pond water quality.

The training module will aim at identifying and conveying the problem of pollution of ponds and inform women about the pond water quality and informing how disposal of solid waste/ washing cleaning and disposal of plastic contributes to the pollution and consequent health hazards. This study aims to analyze whether this training module works and understand why it works or fails with respect to households’ resource constraints and ease of coordination with other households.

2024 Md. Hafiz Iqbal Exploring Farmers’ Preferences towards Crop Farming with Low-Emission Cultivation Practices in Bangladesh Bangladesh The goal of the study is to contribute to a growing area of research by exploring the effects of incentives and information treatments on farmers’ adoption of crop farming with low-emission cultivation practices using original experimental data. Based on the research problem and policy context, the specific research objectives of our study are given below:

Research Objective 1:

To explore whether incentive and/or information treatment control more the adoption of crop farming by crop farmers with low-emission cultivation practices.

Research Objective 2:

To develop a management strategy for reducing GHG emissions from crop farming.

2023 Santosh Adhikari Roads, land-use patterns, landslides, and agriculture: Evidence from Nepal Nepal The main goal of the proposed research is to investigate the impact of roads on land use patterns, agricultural outcomes, and the incidence of landslides in Nepal. Using household level agricultural input and output data, we will analyse how access to a road influences a household’s adoption of modern agricultural practices, crop yields, and the extent of specialisation in agriculture. We will also investigate whether the variation in the type of road and market connectivity can explain the variation of specialisation at the crop level to find the crop attributes that are more dependent on roads. More importantly, we combine these household survey data with GIS data on land-use patterns and landslide incidences to assess the development-environment trade-off of road expansion in Nepal.
2023 Rishi Kumar The co-benefits of expanding water supply in urban India: Evidence from a quasi-experiment


India This study will rely on nationally representative secondary data and policy-generated quasi-experiment to clarify how the water-crisis relates to economically important outcomes like time-use and labour supply of individuals facing shortage of potable water. We will study a nation-wide quasi experiment – the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) – that induced increases in water supply in select cities, by relying on secondary sources of data spanning government surveys conducted in the last decade. In addition, we will conduct a primary survey of residents of select cities across India to understand performance of the AMRUT policy across the four dimensions mentioned above.

The overarching goal of this study is to understand the linkages between the recent water supply policies in the urban Indian context and their impact on the access to water as also their economic and health co-benefits. Specifically, the project will quantify the effects of the AMRUT Scheme on access to water to households in Indian cities and estimate economic and health co-benefits.

2023 Md. Sadique Rahman Understanding farmers’ incentives to adopt short duration rice variety in flash flood prone haor (freshwater wetland) ecosystem in Bangladesh Bangladesh This study aims to determine the haor areas farming household’s preference for compensation targeting short duration rice variety for the further development of acceptable policies for adopting appropriate climate smart practices in haor areas. The study will be carried out in one of the major haor district of Bangladesh. The study will apply a discrete choice experiment (DCE) for willingness to accept compensation for short duration rice variety adoption. To select households for face-to-face interviews, a multistage sampling technique will be used. To achieve the study’s objective, 390 farmers will be selected and surveyed. Random utility (RU) theory will be used as a framework for analysis. This study will use the Random Parameter Logit (RPL) model to examine farmers’ preferences from a set of alternatives. The findings may provide useful information to the policy makers and donors to plan the future farming and funding strategies considering the flash flood in the haor areas of Bangladesh. The findings may provide useful information for sustainable agriculture development in flash flood prone haor areas of Bangladesh.
2023 Karma Yoezer Enhancing resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change through adoption of climate-smart agriculture: Evidence from Bhutan


Bhutan This study will evaluate the impact of climate-smart agriculture technologies in improving the resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change using the Propensity Score Matching (PSM) method and multivariate probit regression analysis.

The primary objective of the proposed study is to estimate the impact of adopting climate-smart agriculture technology (soil and water conservation technologies and crop diversification) on rural livelihood outcomes (cereal productivity and household income) of rural households in Bhutan. Further, we will identify the key factors that determines the farmers decision of adopting different CSA technology.

2022 Dilini Abeysekara, DVP Prasada Do buy-back contracts worsen nitrogen and organophosphate pollution in mountain-area agriculture?: A study of moral-hazard based impacts of vegetable buy-back contracts in upland Sri Lanka Sri Lanka This study aims to measure the incidence of agricultural pollution in a highly-sensitive mountain area agricultural ecosystem and relate the farmers’ practices to moral hazard arising from incentives present in commercial buy-back systems. It further attempts to relate predicted chemical use and pollution tendencies and the intention of converting to greener practices as observed in adoption of Sri Lanka Good Agricultural Practices and organic conversion.
2022 Mohanasundari Thangavel, Pritee Sharma, Omprakash D.Madguni Estimating economic losses and damages of NTFPs caused by forest fire in Hoshangabad Forest Division, Madhya Pradesh, India India This study assesses the economic loss and damage caused by the forest fires on the Non-Timber Forest Produces (NTFPs). NTFPs play an important role in the livelihood of poor, forest-dependent people as the forests are the source of employment and income for them. Using the temporal (pre- and post-fire) remotely sensed data, the study will assess the degree of fire severity. With the help of primary data, impacts of forest fires will be measured and loss and damages NTFP will be quantified by using market value and opportunity cost methodology.
2022 Resham Thapa, Manab Prakash Does conservation area matter?

Evaluation of Gaurishankar conservation area’s socio-economic and ecological outcomes


Nepal Using case and control quasi-random matching experimental design, the study proposes to test the outcomes in forest regeneration, strengthening local livelihood, and empowerment of marginalized groups of Gaurishankar Conservation Area (CA). The study will select 900 households (450 cases and 450 controls, of which 150 are far from boundary). Controls lie within the same municipality but do not have CA status. Additionally, the study proposes to sample 360 forest plots adjacent to the sampled villages (one inside, one near, one far). The proposed work provides evidence if CA managed forests are superior to CFUG managed forests in terms of regeneration.
2022 Menuka Udugama Post Pandemic Livelihoods, Forest Degradation and Safety Nets:
A Case of Sri Lankan Forest Proximate Communities
Sri Lanka Overall goal of the study is to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the forest-proximate communities and their coping strategies to suggest effective policy interventions.


  1. To identify the extent to which livelihoods of vulnerable forest-proximate communities were affected by COVID-19 pandemic and their coping strategies.
  2. To assess the extent to which forest resources act as a safety-net to the shock severity of the pandemic for forest-proximate rural households.
  3. To propose a social mandate for pandemic-smart natural resource management action.
2022 Zin New Win, Myat Su Tin, Thein Zaw Oo Women’s bargaining power and energy consumption in Myanmar’s Dry Zone Myanmar The study has two interrelated aims: to understand women’s bargaining power within rural households in Myanmar’s Dry Zone, and to examine how this power is correlated with household choices regarding the demand for clean energy and other environmental technologies. By doing so, the study will fill a knowledge gap in the literature on household demand and adoption of clean energy – as there are very few rigorous studies on the role of gender.
2022 Charisma Lepcha Organic Farmers as Green Entrepreneurs:
Exploring the Impact of FPOs on Organic Cultivation in Sikkim, North East India
India The goal of this research project is to formulate evidence-based policy advice for North Eastern Development Finance Corporation (NEDFI), North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC) and Sikkim State Co-operative Supply and Marketing Federation (SIMFED), to formulate strategies aimed at farmers gaining more benefits from organic cultivation, while considering the impact these strategies might have on the environment. We will focus on the working of FPOs, as a means to transform rural economies in the Himalayan foothills. Currently, efforts to promote organic agriculture meet several hindrances, most notably farmers continuing dependence on traders and middlemen, who reap the largest share of the profits. With this research project focusing on FPO and ecosystem services, we want to contribute to the development of producer centric strategies, which foster ‘green entrepreneurship’ in the ecologically vulnerable Himalayan foothills (in line with SDGs 12, 13, 10, 15 and 1).

The main question of this research project is: What is the impact of FPOs which promote organic farming on traditional cultivation farming practices in Sikkim, and in what respects does this sustain or transform the sustainable use of ecosystem services?

2021 Heena Gaude Trade-off between NDC and SDG targets for India: A macro analysis of carbon sequestration and economic development between 1992 -2018. India The overall study goal is to inform policymakers if there has been a trade-off between economic growth/social development and climate change mitigation under different afforestation and management regimes. This helps us understand if the NDC targets and SDG goals complement each other or whether they substitute each other. We also hope to overlay the LULC changes, especially in forest areas with forest management practices like joint forest management.

The specific NDC target we will address is the commitment to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent through additional forest and tree cover by 2030. The specific SDG goals that we have in mind are Goal 8 (Decent work and economic growth, target 8.1 to achieve 7 percent GDP growth rate per annum), Goal 13 (Climate Action, target 13.2 to integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning),  and Goal 15 (life on land, target 15.2 to End deforestation and restore degraded forest).

2021 Saher Asad Can low-cost demand-augmenting and waste buying services help reduce spoilage for street-vendors selling fresh produce? Pakistan The study will aim to answer the following research question:

Can low-cost vendor-level interventions i.e. a home-delivery service and a waste buying service reduce spoilage of vendor-stock, thereby reducing GHG emissions?

Spoilage losses contribute to food insecurity as well as threaten environmental sustainability by increased emissions from the food decomposition process (World Bank, 2020). The project will test the impact of two interventions on spoilage, profits and market behaviour of street vendors using data from a randomized controlled trial in Pakistan. The first intervention will help enhance the demand faced by vendors by giving them access to a free vendor-to-home delivery service. The second intervention (which will only be piloted in this proposal) will help vendors sell their produce to us at a low fixed fee. Associated with both interventions is the intention to reduce spoilage that vendors incur. By improving vendor demand and changing the outside option for wasted produce (by buying it) the goal is to improve enterprise efficiency by reducing produce spoilage. The spoilage is wasted food i.e. wasted agricultural output. Agricultural output that is wasted equates directly to additional GHG emission.

2021 Yarzar Hein,
Nang Ei Mon The
Floating Agriculture and Community’s Willingness to Accept Compensation for Lake Water Conservation in Inlay Ramsar Myanmar Floating agriculture, the primary livelihoods of Intha people, is one of unique features of Inlay Ramsar site. However, it has adverse effects on the fresh water ecosystem, such as serious water pollution, nutrient overloading and sedimentation. The study will focus on floating farming community WTA to compensation for conservation of wetland water resource while transforming conventional agriculture to organic farming.
2021 Chogyel Wangmo Environment and Socio-economic Impacts of Non-wood Forest Product Utilization in Punakha-Wangdue-Tsirang Watershed Bhutan This study aims to assess the socio-economic benefits, sustainability of NWFP utilization and gender roles in non-wood forest products (NWFP) management. The study will assess the socio-economic benefit of NWFP collection to the household; investigate NWFP management practices; analyse variations based on gender participation; and assess NWFP resource base at different ecological zones
Completed research projects
Year Grantee Grant title Country
2022 Qurban Aliyar Exposure to children’s stool contamination and air pollution, and the risks of morbidity and mortality in children aged under 5 years in Afghanistan Afghanistan
2021 Lubna Naz, Rafi Amir-ud-Din Climate Variability and Child Schooling in Rural Pakistan Pakistan
2021 Menuka Maharjan,
Amir Sedhain,
Sabina Khatri
Water stress-induced migration in Nepal Nepal
2021 Sabina Yasmin,
Bandhu Raj Baral
Evaluating the Climate Resilient Agricultural Practices by the Farmers: Empirical evidence from India and Nepal India, Nepal
2020 Md. Shafiqul Bari,
Md. Rajib Hasan
Restoration of Forest through Village Common Forest (VCF) Management with and without NGO Intervention: Evidence from Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTs) of Bangladesh Bangladesh
2020 Sony Baral,
Bikash Adhikari
Economic Efficiency of Forest Restoration Programme in Nepal: A Case Study of Leasehold Forests Nepal
2020 Nasir Iqbal,
Saima Nawaz
Tenurial contracts, women participation and reforestation in KP, Pakistan Pakistan
2020 Thiagu Ranganathan,
S. Krithi
A Comparative Assessment of Payment Ecosystem Services (PES) and Community Action using Norms India
2020 Yuanyuan Yi,
Xiaoquan Zhang
Assessing long-term carbon and livelihood impacts of reforestation in the mountain region of Yunnan, China China
2020 Chandan Singha Estimating marginal cropland owners’ supply curve for ecosystem services: An experimental approach. India
2020 Amjad Ali Economic Valuation of High Altitude Nature Based Tourism in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan Pakistan
2020 Pawan Kumar Sharma Apple production under climate change: Willingness to pay for weather indexed Insurance. India
2020 Samir Thapa A study on Analysis of Demand for Domestic Biogas Plants as a Clean Cooking Technology in Nepal – A Panel Data Approach (Study Grant) Nepal
2019 Niraj Khatiwada/ Mohammad Mashiur Rahman ( PhD Grants) Estimating the Public Preferences for Solid Waste Management and Understanding the Health Effects of Exposure to Air Pollution in Siddharthanagar Municipality, Nepal Nepal/Bangladesh
2019 Rinzin Dema Environmental Impact of Energy Access: A case of firewood, biogas, electricity, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Bhutan
2019 Devika CM Institutional and Economic Analysis of Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation in the Indian Coffee Plantations India
2019 Bishal Bhardwaj What makes Nepal’s Renewable Energy Subsidy effective? Nepal
2019 Naveed Hayat The Effect of Environmental Management System on the Firm Performance Pakistan
2019 Debashis Das What are Informal Smelters’ Recycling Preferences towards Spent Solar Home System Lead-acid Batteries in Bangladesh? Bangladesh
2019 Nirmal Kumar Raut Natural Disaster and Assets Recovery: Empirical Evidence from Nepal’s Earthquake Nepal
2019 Shivani Wahdera Ascertaining the costs for collection and recycling of PET bottle between formal and informal sectors and creating appropriate incentives to increase it. India
2018 Bushra Khan The Welfare Impact of Fish Contamination on the Community Lives in District Swat, Pakistan Pakistan
2018 Supriya Hazarika Economic Valuation of the Provisioning and Cultural Ecosystem Services of Selected Wetlands in Assam India
2018 DVP Prasada Design of fishing contracts to reduce over exploitation of Sri Lankan sea cucumber fishery : A Choice experiment Bangladesh
2018 Kishor Goswami,
Supriya Hazarika
Economic valuation of the provisioning and cultural ecosystem services of selected wetlands in Assam India
2018 Mainul Hoque Impact of Natural Disaster on Education Outcomes: Evidence from Bangladesh Sri Lanka
2018 Sandip Agarwal A framework to study competing agricultural risk management policies in India India
2017 Muditha Karunaratna External Costs of Road Traffic Congestion in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
2017 Amlan Das Gupta The environmental fall out of the white revolution in India India
2017 Bishal Chalise Green Governance: Impact Evaluation of Environment Friendly Local Governance Program in Nepal Nepal
2017 Tshotsho LPG Adoption, Sustained Use and Social Impacts from LPG Subsidy Scheme: Evidence from Natural Experiment in Bhutan Bhutan
2017 Hasneen Jahan Groundwater Dynamics and Crop Choices for Sustainable Irrigation Water Management in the Northwest Region of Bangladesh. Bangladesh
2015 Manjur Morshed Change of economic vulnerability due to land use change from rice (or crop) to shrimp: a case study of Satkhira District, Bangladesh Bangladesh
2015 Shamen Vidanage Contribution of small tank cascade systems to rural economy of Sri Lanka: capturing non-market values Srilanka
2015 Badra Sriyani Herath Degradation and transformation of home Gardens in wet zone of Sri Lanka (study grant) Srilanka
2015 Eshita Gupta The impact of solar water pumping systems on the welfare of farmers in India India
2015 Adiqa Kiani Coping with erratic water supplies and willingness to pay for improved water quality of Rawalpindi City, Punjab, Pakistan Pakistan
2014 Dayani Gunathilaka Economic consequences of climate change for Sri Lanka tea producers Srilanka
2014 Sajid Amin Javed Measuring the vulnerability of households to climate change – a capacity to adapt perspective Pakistan
2014 Upasna Sharma Assessing value of agro-met advisory services of India Meteorological Department to farmers in India India
2014 Roshan Sherchan Financing measures and strategies against human/elephant conflict in Jhapa, Eastern Nepal: a choice experiment Nepal
2014 Tshering Thinley Determinants of household’s cooking fuel choices in rural Bhutan Bhutan
2014 Allwin Jesudasan Assessing adaptive capacity of farmers to water shortage in the Tamarabani River Basin India
2014 Chandrasekhar Bahinipati Will climate change adaptation enhance farm productivity? a study of micro-irrigation systems (MIS) in Gujarat, India India
2014 Ajaz Ahmad Household level farmers flood adaptation measures in Nowshera district, KP Pakistan Pakistan
2014 Mohammad Ashraful Haque Do community level disaster risk reduction interventions motivate adaptive behavior at the household level? A study of comprehensive disaster management program in the coastal zone of Bangladesh Bangladesh
2014 Kavita Sardana Economic value of biodiversity conservation provided by forest and agro-forest ecosystems in Kodagu District India
2014 Nandakaji Budhathoki Nepalese farmer’s adaptation strategies to climate change Nepal
2014 Chatura Rodrigo Economic analysis of organic rice production in Sri Lanka: opportunity cost of supply vs. willingness to pay Sri Lanka
2014 Dr. Mahfuz Kabir Valuation and emission accounting of subsoil minerals: the case of natural gas and coal in Bangladesh Bangladesh
2014 Surender Kumar Embodied carbon trade and trade resistances: evidence from South Asian countries India
2014 Narendra Bahadur Chand Provision of ecosystem services and their trade offs and synergies in the watersheds of Nepal Nepal
2014 Ihtsham Ul Haq Padda Compliance with cleaner production: an appraisal of training industry Sialkot, Pakistan Pakistan
2013 Phurpa Dorji Has mitigation strategies balanced the needs of human and wildlife in Langchenphu Gewog? Bhutan
2013 Jamyang Choda Evaluation of mitigation measures used for wildlife protection: a case study in Bartsham Gewog, Trashigang, Bhutan Bhutan
2013 Sangay Rinzin Evaluation of mitigation measures on human/wildlife conflict: a case study of wild pigs in Kangling Geog. Bhutan
2013 Nandu Giri Evaluation of mitigation practices on human/elephant conflicts in Sipsu Gewog Samtse, Bhutan Bhutan
2013 Mohamed Shumais Ecolabeling in the Maldives: case of skip jack tuna fisheries Maldives
2013 P.P.A. Wasantha Athukorala Valuation of crop genetic resources: farmer preferences for banana diversity and genetically modified banana in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
2013 Atonu Rabbani On identifying the casual links between local political leadership and sanitation Bangladesh
2013 Dr. Unmesh Patnaik Effect of livelihood intervention programmes on adaptive capacity of households Odisha, India India
2013 Arjun Baral Effectiveness of pollution control certification (PCC) in brick and cement industries of Eastern Nepal Nepal
2013 R K Amit Coping strategies and coping for accessing safe water in Chennai, India India
2013 Amrita Ghatak Environmental regulations and compliance in the textile dyes sector of Gujarat, India India
2013 Ashokankur Datta NREGA and firewood consumption: estimating the ecological impact of NREGA on Indian forests India
2013 Dr. Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan Remote village electrification in India through solar home system assessment and options India
2013 Sobia Rose Impact of climate change on morbidity and mortality in Pakistan Pakistan
2013 Om Kattel The cost of up-stream landuse change for ecosystem service in Toebesa watershed, Punakha, Bhutan Bhutan
2013 Bishal Bharadwaj Why does the plastic bag ban decision work in one municipality and not in another? Nepal
2013 Dr. EPN Udayakumara Assessment of soil conservation benefits of Uma-Oya watershed in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
2013 Mohammad Belal Uddin, PhD An ecological and economic analysis of different forest management institutions in Bangladesh Bangladesh
2013 Jagath C Edirisinghe Distributional impacts of climate change on smallholder agriculture Sri Lanka
2013 Ghulam Samad Environmental regulations and their compliance in textile processing sector of Pakistan Pakistan
2012 Ruchi Badola Economics of living in the wild: cost-benefit analysis for the forest corridor linking the Rajaji-Corbett National Parks, Uttarakhand India
2012 Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan Background study on remote village electrification (RVE) scheme of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India India
2012 Mohammad Belal Uddin Non-timber forest products extraction under different forestry institutions – an ecological economic analysis from Bangladesh Bangladesh
2012 Waqar Akram Adoption of biogas as an alternative energy source? Evidence from rural Pakistani Punjab Pakistan
2012 Ngawang Dendup Valuation of sewage water treatment services in Bhutan Bhutan
2012 Monjit Borthakur Does urban greenery reduce the cost of cooling homes? India
2012 Kanchana Wickramasinghe Environmental management practices in the hotel sector in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
2012 Aradhna Aggarwal Aquisition of technological capabilities through the clean development mechanism: some quantitative explorations India
2012 Khondaker Golam Moazzem Industrial waste management in the backward linkage textile sector of Bangladesh: challenges for ensuring environmental compliance standards Bangladesh
2012 Mehruna Chowdhury Compliance standard in pollution management: a case study on the textile industry of Bangladesh Bangladesh
2012 Muhammad Khan Valuation of health costs of dust pollution in the textile industry in Faisalabad Pakistan
2012 Inayatullah Jan Barriers to adopting improved cook stoves in rural Northwest Pakistan Pakistan
2012 Chandan Singha Revisiting valuation of soil conservation benefit of a watershed in Darjeeling, India India
2012 Dipendra Bhattarai Is Nepal’s renewable energy subsidy policy in line to achieve its objectives? Nepal
2012 Kinkini Hemachandra Understanding shifts to environmental management systems of the textile and garment industry in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
2011 Harini Nagendra Conservation in a tightly coupled, fragile social-ecological system: investigating community inputs and forest outcomes in central India India
2011 Sudhakar Patra Does the non-timber forest products price policy in Odisha need to change? India
2011 Kazi Iqbal Climate change, agriculture and migration: evidence from Bangladesh Bangladesh
2011 Rishi Ram Kattel Rainwater harvesting technologies and rural livelihoods: evidence of adaptation to climate change in Nepal Nepal
2011 R. Balasubramanian Climate change and groundwater dynamics, a hydro-economic analysis of impacts and adaptation in South India India
2011 Bibhu Prasad Nayak Effectiveness of public expenditure for tiger conservation in India: a country level study India
2011 Kadambari Anantram Taxing the tiger: case studies from Southern India India
2011 Heman D Lohano Impact of climate change on migration in Pakistan Pakistan
2011 Brinda Viswanathan Climate change, agricultural impacts and migration, case study of India India
2011 Prabath Nishantha Edirisinghe Factors encouraging slash and burn cultivation in dry zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
2011 Somnath Hazra Social cost benefit analysis of rural household biogas system in Orissa state of India India
2011 Mamatha Rao Greenhouse gases and alternative cooking energy in India India
2011 Wasantha Rathnayake Identification of economic incentives for turtle conservation at Rekawa Sanctuary in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
2011 Rajesh Kumar Rai Valuing damages caused by invasive plant species in a low income community Nepal
2010 Bishnu Prasad Sharma Examining the implications of REDD payments on livelihoods and local economic development in Nepal Nepal
2010 Krishna Prasad Pant Exploring alternatives to open-field crop residue burning in the plains of Nepal Nepal
2010 Mamata Swain Performance of area based crop yield and rainfall insurance scheme in Orissa India
2010 Muhammad Abdul Saboor Tracing the impact of climate change on major crops in Pakistan: a Ricardian analysis Pakistan
2010 Kanupriya Gupta A study of appropriate tax and regulatory policies for the use of plastic bags in urban India India
2010 Bashir Ahmad Economics of rice crop residue burning in rice-wheat cropping system of the Punjab, Pakistan Pakistan
2010 Khem Raj Dahal Organic agriculture for cost effective production and for climate change adaptation/mitigation in Nepal Nepal
2010 Muhammad Iftikhar Ul Husnain Examining organic agriculture as a strategy to adapt to climate change Pakistan
2010 Kishor Goswami Sustainability of biodiesel industry in Northeast India India
2010 Saudamini Das Adaptation to heat waves: evaluating the role of awareness campaign as an effective strategy to avert health risk India
2010 Prajna Paramita Mishra Recreation vs. pollution: a study of Hussain Sagar Lake and its surroundings in Hyderabad India
2010 Santadas Ghosh Dynamics of household adaptation and resilience: Sundarban after cyclone Aila India
2010 V. Saravanakumar Economic impact of climate change on yield variability of major food crops in Tamil Nadu India
2010 Mohammad Ziaul Haider Economics of rice residue burning in the southwest region of Bangladesh Bangladesh
2010 Akram Naeem Climate change and economic growth nexus: evidence from selected Asian countries Pakistan
2010 Moshahida Sultana Factors that influence two conflicting groups – farmers and fishermen – to participate in integrated water resource management: the case of coastal areas of Bangladesh Bangladesh
2009 Ridhima Gupta The economic causes of crop residue burning in the rice-wheat system of the Indo-Gangetic Plain India
2009 Sumeet Patil Effect of climate on health, water quality, and adaptive behaviours: a household production approach India
2009 Afsana Haque Impact of climate change in Bangladesh: a multi-sector analysis Bangladesh
2009 Ajantha Kalyanaratne Measuring the morbidity of indoor air pollution for the tea sector workers in Sri Lanka in terms of productivity loss Sri Lanka
2009 Yamini Gupt A study of the EPR based deposit-refund system for batteries in Delhi and National Capital Region India
2009 Prakash Karn Impacts of climate change on paddy production in Nepal Nepal
2009 Kalyan Das Valuing damages of flood induced sand deposition in a downhill valley: case of a rice bowl of Assam in India India
2008 Khuda Bakhsh Economics of adopting BT cotton: evidence from Pakistani Punjab Pakistan
2008 Ali Dehlavi Valuing recreational use of Pakistan’s wetlands: application of discrete choice travel cost method Pakistan
2008 Gautam Gupta Valuation of an ecosystem its impact on livelihood support: the case study of East Calcutta wetlands India
2008 Nayanatara Nayak Alternatives to fuel wood use in tobacco curing in India: the economic feasibilities and determinants of their use India
2008 Tehmina Mangan Sustainable livelihood and tourism: a case study of Kinjhar Lake in Sindh Province of Pakistan Pakistan
2008 Nasima Chowdhury The relative efficiency of water use in Bangladesh agriculture Bangladesh
2008 Muhammad Rafiq The value of life: evidence from labor markets in Pakistan Pakistan
2008 Udith Jayasinghe Motives for firms to adopt solid waste management controls: case of food processing sector in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
2008 Sakib Mahmud Valuation of the storm protection services of mangrove forests under storm surges and cyclones Bangladesh
2008 Jogasankar Mahaprashasta Economics of urban drainage system: a case study of Cuttack city, Orissa, India India
2007 Rucha Ghate Decentralization in forest management: changing incentives and attitudes through JFM India
2007 Asha Gunawardena Policy options to solve post-tsunami coastal fishery issues in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
2007 Naveen Adhikari Valuing health benefits of air pollution reduction in the Kathmandu Valley Nepal
2007 Dilhani Marawila The recreational use Value of Diyawanna Oya wetland ecosystem: an application of travel cost method Sri Lanka
2007 Bishnu Prasad Sharma Poverty alleviation through forest resource management: an analysis of leasehold forestry practice in Nepal Nepal
2007 Ram Chandra Bhattarai Assessment of transaction costs and evolution of new institutions in community managed irrigation systems in Nepal Nepal
2006 Y. B Thapa Energy policy and economic growth in Nepal: a CGE analysis Nepal
2006 Muhammad Irfan Evaluating the impact of disamenity (open sewage system) on housing prices (rent) in Rawalpindi city Pakistan
2006 Prasenjit Sarkhel Examining private participation in embankment maintenance in the Indian Sundarbans India
2006 Shabib Haider Syed An analysis of willingness to pay for pollen allergy of Islamabad Pakistan
2006 Tanzir A. Chowdhury Valuing health benefits of air pollution reduction in Dhaka city: cost of illness approach Bangladesh
2006 Md. Jahangir Alam Valuing impact of diarrhea on child health in slum: evidence on water and sanitation Bangladesh
2006 Moeed Yusuf Timber logging in Pakistan’s northern areas: a market-based approach to conservation Pakistan
2005 Md. Jahangir Alam Choudhury Poverty, Environment and Microcredit: An Assessment of the impact of micro-credit based social forestry on poverty in Bangladesh Bangladesh
2005 Ratna Kr. Jha Benefit and costs of pesticide use in vegetable farming in Nepal Nepal
2005 C. Bogahawatte Economic valuation of health and agricultural impacts of households: case of cement air pollution in Puttalam District of  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
2005 Ridish Pokharel Community forestry and poverty reduction in Nepal Nepal
2005 Saudamini Das Economic valuation of storm protection function: a case study of mangrove forests of Orissa, India India
2005 Min Bikram Malla Burden of indoor pollution and viability of its mitigation efforts: a case of rural Nepal Nepal
2005 Jagath Edirsinghe Water pollution by rubber industry: health cost and abatement Sri Lanka
2005 K. S. Kavi Kumar Climate change impacts on Indian agriculture: role of information diffusion, technological development and multiple stressors India
2005 L. Umamaheshwari Environmental externalities of shrimp farming on agriculture in coastal tracts of Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Pondicherry, India India
2004 Lekha Mukhopadhyay The analysis of heterogeneity effect on peoples’ participation in joint management of protected and reserved forests in West Bengal India
2004 Krishna Prasad Pant Demand for alternative technologies for reduction of indoor air pollution in rural areas of Central Nepal Nepal
2004 Indrila Guha Estimation of pro-poor tourism potential in Indian Sunderbans India
2004 Neetu Chopra The effect of natural resource scarcity on household’s and women’s time allocation decisions in rural India India
2004 M. Zakir Hossain Khan Economic cost of arsenic contamination in drinking water and an analysis of coping strategies for averting a social disaster – policy options for Bangladesh Bangladesh
2004 Kishor Atreya Pesticide use, human health and farm productivity in Jhinku Khola watershed, Kavrepalanchowk District, Nepal Nepal
2003 Purnamita Dasgupta CPR as drivers of development: a study of NTFPs in Himachal Pradesh, India India
2003 W.R. Rohita Economic valuation of Dutch canal associated wetlands putt Sri Lanka
2003 D.M.A.H Senaratne An Investigation of Socio- Economic and Institutional factors that determine the sustainable management of inland aquatic resources in dry zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
2003 Arun KC Economics of non-timber forest products conservation and management  in  Pyuthan District of Nepal Nepal
2002 Himayatullah Khan Valuation of environmental resources: a case study of Margalla Hills National Park in Northern Pakistan Pakistan
2002 E. Somanathan Income and information elasticities of demand for environmental quality India
2002 Vijay Prasad Ojha Trade-off between carbon emissions, economic growth and poverty reduction in India India
2002 L. Umamaheshwari Social benefit-cost analysis of shrimp farming in the coastal tracts of Tamil Nadu State and Union Territory of Pondicherry India
2001 S. Madheswaran Valuations of life and injury risks India
2001 Debabrata Lahiri A study of environmental pollution from prawn farming in coastal areas of WB India
2001 Joyashree Roy An  analysis of  demand for water quality in  arsenic prone areas  of West Bengal India
2001 Arbinda Mishra A micro-level study of displaced tribals’ dependency on shrinking forest resources India
2001 Seema Purushothaman Economics of land use options in a tropical degraded dry deciduous tract India
2001 Rucha Ghate Institutional structure and sustainable collective action India
2001 Zulfiqar Ali Shrimp culture, environment and poverty: an analysis of rural livelihoods in coastal Bangladesh Bangladesh
2001 Pranab Mukhopadhyay Environment, interest groups, prosperity rights and local self government India
2000 Vinish Kathuria Industrial pollution control: choosing the right option India
2000 Amita Shah Migration and induced farm investment under fragile natural resources: a study of dryland and forest regions in India India
2000 Bhim Adhikari Property rights and natural resources: socio-economic heterogeneity and distributional implication of common property resource management in Nepal Nepal
2000 R. Balasubramanian Interrelationship between private coping mechanisms and common property natural resource management in South India India
2000 Mainul Haq Health impact of vehicular air pollution: an empirical estimate from Dhaka Bangladesh Bangladesh

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