EfD was established in 2007 by the Environmental Economics Unit, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and is a sida-funded program. EfD is a global capacity building program in environmental economics research, education and policy advice involving twelve academic institutions in Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, USA and Vietnam. The program is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida. As one of the EfD centers, ECRC receives core support from the EfD secretariat for the implementation of its program.