The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)is a regional network that uses economic tools and analyses to address South Asia's environmental challenges. It is based on the premise that solutions to economic development concerns and environmental problems are integrally linked. Thus, SANDEE brings together South Asian researchers and institutes interested in the inter-connections among development, poverty and the environment. Its main goal is to build the professional skills required to enable South Asians to address local and global environmental concerns. SANDEE works in seven countries in South Asia - Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
SANDEE was launched in November 1999 and is hosted by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal. SANDEE was previously based at IUCN-the World Conservation Union, Nepal.
SANDEE's mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to undertake research on the inter-linkages among economic development, poverty, and environmental changeand to disseminate practical information that can be applied to development policies.
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