The Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP) is a capacity building effort that provides research grants in environmental and resource economics to Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) researchers. It provides not only financial support but also meetings, close advice and supervision by specifically appointed scientists, access to literature, publication outlets and opportunities for comparative research. LACEEP’s research program focuses in general on applied, policy relevant research.
The program is aimed at junior researchers who are citizens of any country in LAC. LACEEP’s research grants are awarded through biannual competitions. . A central part of the process takes at LACEEP’s workshops, the authors of the best proposals are invited to present them at these workshops. Authors receive comments from a panel of resource persons and have the opportunity to interact scientifically with highly qualified resource persons. In addition, a short training course normally follows the workshop.