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SANDEE alumni provide policy support, publish and train others

Network Impacts

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) helps researchers develop skills and competencies through systematic trainings, research and writing workshops, targeted advanced courses, summer and winter schools, and study and micro grants supported by mentoring and technical inputs. To estimate the cumulative impact and reach of these efforts, a tracer survey assessed the SANDEE network impacts among the 130 alumni respondents.

More than 70% of the respondents have published at least one peer reviewed article, 80% have completed at least one research project, 55% have been engaged in teaching a course in environmental economics and 22% engaged in providing further training to around 540 professionals. SANDEE alumni have made significant contributions to policy – especially in local industrial development, cost benefit analysis, environmental strategy formulation, policy issues related to energy or water trade, and policy related to screening and marketing. Of 130 respondents, 43% have been able to provide policy support, among which 39% were at the local, 62% at the national or state level, 31% at the regional level, and 18% at international levels.

The SANDEE network is committed to enhancing research capacity and developing leadership in academia for researchers from South Asia and the HKH.

A tracer study amongst SANDEE alumni helped assess the extent and tangible impact achieved by the network in grooming development and environmental economists in South Asia and the HKH region

Chapter 4

Building the capacity for sustainable mountain development

Flagship publications of 2021

In 2021, we published three books based on the work across three different initiatives.

ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2019

Awards for preserving culture and achieving development preserving culture and achieving development

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ICIMOD Mountain Chair

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