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This page contains links to a wide ranges of practical tools  for people who do research in or teach environmental economics. Most of these links originate in the web pages of:

• Economy and Environment Program for southeast Asia (EEPSEA)

• South Asian Network for Environment and Development Economics (SANDEE) 

Researchers who are considering submitting research proposals to these or other environmental economics networks are advised to consult the documents under "Writing Research Proposals". More than seventy documents are accessible through this page, in the following areas:


  • Writing Research Proposals
  • Writing Research Reports
  • Research Methods
  • Conducting Household Surveys
  • Bibliographies
  • Data Bases and Data Sets
  • Course Outlines




Data Bases and Data Sets

Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS). An important tool for measuring and understanding poverty in developing countries. This World Bank website makes available the data sets and methodological lessons from 60 household surveys in 40 countries.http://www.worldbank.org/lsms/

Demographic and Health Surveys. This USAID project provides data and analysis on the population, health and nutrition of women and children in developing countries. It focuses fertility, family planning and mortality.http://www.measuredhs.com/

Socio-Economic and Demographic (SED) Data, Ecuador. This site contains data from a 2001socio-economic and demographic (SED) household survey in indigenous communities of the northern orient, Ecuador. http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/ecuador/sed_main.html

Social Survey Data from Nang Rong, Thailand.http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/nangrong/data/social_data

Agricultural Innovation and Resource Management in Ghanaian Households: Survey Data by Christopher Udry. http://www.econ.yale.edu/%7Ecru2/ghanadata.html

Alternatives to Slash and Burn Agriculture http://www.asb.cgiar.org/publications/datasets.asp

RESECON (Resource Economics List Server). An electronic forum in which environmental and resource economists can post and receive information relevant to their work. http://www.resecon.org

ENVALUE (Environmental Valuation Database). A free, searchable archive of environmental values for benefit transfer.  http://www.envalue.be/

Environmental Valuation Reference Inventory (EVRI); the most comprehensive benefit transfer database. Requires a password.  http://www.evri.ca/

National Ocean Economics Program's Non-Market Values Portal information on non-market valuation studies specific to costs and oceans.  http://www.oceaneconomics.org/

OECD Database on Policy Instruments. This database contains information on 900 environmental taxes, 290 environmental subsidies, 60 deposit-refund schemes and more, in 44 countries. Access is free of charge. http://www.2.oecd.org/ecoinst/queries/index.htm

World Bank: Environmental Economics and Indicators http://web.worldbank.org

World Bank: New Ideas in Pollution Regulation. Includes e-newsletter; free, downloadable publications; large database (e.g. pollution abatement costs); and extensive, annotated links to pollution-related websites. http://web.worldbank.org