Welcome to the Monash Centre for
Development Economics and Sustainability

The Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability at Monash University produces high quality research on economic and social problems in the developing world, and environment and sustainability more generally.

The aim of this research is to further our understanding of these problems and how they can be mitigated. Our research, while academically rigorous, aims to be to a large degree policy-relevant and we regularly engage with government departments, development agencies and development NGOs.     

Centre Director:    Professor Lisa Cameron
Centre Deputy Director and
Director (Development Economics)
:
          Assoc. Prof. Gaurav Datt
Director (Sustainability):   Professor Michael Ward

News and Events

Monash CDES Development Economics Workshop Thursday 11th December 2014

Congratulations to Monash CDES' Professor Lisa Cameron and Professor Farshid Vahid on their election to Fellows of Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA)!

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Featured Projects

  • Risk-Taking Behaviour in the Wake of Natural Disasters
    Professor Lisa Cameron has been working in collaboration with Assistant Professor Manish Shah from the University of California at Los Angeles to investigate whether experiencing a natural disaster affects risk-taking behaviour. This study has been carried out in rural Indonesia using standard risk games played with real money.
    Find out more about Risk-Taking Behaviour in the Wake of Natural Disasters
  • Impact Evaluation of a Large-Scale Rural Sanitation Project in Indonesia
    Professor Lisa Cameron and Dr Susan Olivia (with Assistant Professor Manisha Shah of the University of California, Los Angeles) have concluded their evaluation of a large scale community-led sanitation program in Indonesia, and in 2013 the World Bank released a working paper presenting their findings.
    Find out more about Impact Evaluation of a Large-Scale Rural Sanitation Project in Indonesia