The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that seeks to bring together analysts from different countries in South Asia to address its development-environment problems. SANDEE's mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions in South Asia to undertake research on the inter-linkages among economic development, poverty, and environmental change and to disseminate practical information that can be applied to development policies.
SANDEE's current activities include:
» A Small Research Grants Program that focuses on three areas: Poverty and Natural Resource Management, Economics of Pollution Management and Health, and Sharing of Regional and Global Resources;
» Training in Environment and Natural Resource Economics and the Use of Policy Instruments;
» Peer Networking and Inter-Country Learning through Biannual Meetings and
» Information Dissemination through Publications and Newsletters.
SANDEE was launched in November 1999 and is based at IUCN-the World Conservation Union, in Kathmandu Nepal.