Economy and environment partnership in Southeast Asia (EEPSA)

1.  About us

The Economy and Environment Partnership for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA Partnership) developed from the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA Program). The EEPSEA Program was founded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) with co-funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in May 1993. On November 2012, it was devolved to WorldFish, a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium. During its 23 years of operation, the EEPSEA Program supported training and research in environmental and resource economics with the goal of strengthening local capacity in the economic analysis of environmental issues so that researchers can provide sound advice to policymakers. Selected stories of the EEPSEA Program’s impacts are featured in the book “Creating greater synergy in the economic analysis of environmental issues: Our stories“.

This is the same tradition that the EEPSEA Partnership aims to uphold. Established in April 2015,the Partnership serves as a regional platform for transdisciplinary research to address global environmental challenges. It has grown into a network of Economy & Environment national organizations or institutes in several countries in the region.

The EEPSEA Partnership expands its predecessor’s work by conducting multidisciplinary research that give the environment its due value as well as by providing training courses on the use of economic tools and techniques in analyzing environmental issues.

2. Objective

By bringing our environmental economics expertise and experiences, we at the Economy and Environment Partnership for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA Partnership) welcome partnerships with local governments, national agencies, and international organizations that are committed to generating research that can make a difference in how we manage our natural resources. We expand on the work of the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia’s (EEPSEA Program) using the multidisciplinary approach to provide research findings that can inform policies on climate change, energy and water resources, urban issues such as health and pollution, biodiversity and seascape issues, and land degradation. We also conduct training courses and provide research grants to capacitate young researchers. This is so they can continue the EEPSEA Program’s relevant role in the economic analysis of environmental issues to provide sound advice to environmental policy and decision makers.

3. Organization structure

The Economy and Environment Partnership for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA Partnership) is a federation of six Economy and Environment national organizations or institutes. Each has its own structure and board of directors or advisers. The federation is supported by the EEPSEA Partnership Secretariat based in Ho Chi Minh City and is advised by an Advisory Committee, which consists of senior scholars and policymakers active in environmental management in Asia, on priorities for research and training.

Dr. Pham Khanh Nam |
Pham Khanh Nam is Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Development Economics, University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Nam received his PhD in Economics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His areas of research interest are behavioral economics, experimental economics and environmental economics with a particular focus on social dilemmas related to the use of common resources; the role of social preferences in economic decisions; and decisions of economic agents under risk and uncertainty. He has extensive research and coursework experience in environmental economics.

Mr. Le Thanh Nhan |
Research Coordinator 
Le Thanh Nhan received his Master degree in Economics from the University of Missouri. He had eight years of experience in coordinating the Rector office of the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh city. He has conducted several research on labor economics. Nhan’s current research interests include climate change economics and sustainable urban development.

Ms. Tran Khanh Hoa |
Office Administrator & Finance Officer 
Hoa was graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (major in Economics and Finance) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is currently doing a Master Degree in Development Economics.

Mr. Nguyen Vu Quang Huy |
IT Manager 

4. Contact us

Address: 1A Hoang Dieu Street, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: +84-28-38 448 249

Fax: +84-8-38 453 897