Technical Reports

Technical reports include studies that are either too academic and/or technical for wider circulation.  It also includes research work that are based on short-term inquiries on specific topics (e.g. case studies) and those that are already published as part of EEPSEA special publications (e.g. books).

Households living in peripheral villages of the natural forests are primarily dependent on agriculture and secondarily dependent on forest gatherings. High rates of forest dependency occur, in part, from the efforts of inefficient farmers securing subsistence. Due to excessive use, the productivity of the remaining forests is at a critical…
To understand the potential impacts of China's accession to WTO in her new de-sulfur policy (gradual reduction of 10% of annual SO2 emission by 2005 with respect to that of 2000), we construct a CGE model in which SO2 emission is directly linked to energy input consumption in production. The…
Industrial water pollution is one of the major environmental problems in Sri Lanka, which has attracted public attention over the past few decades.  Despite new laws and regulations requiring industries to treat their wastewater many industries in Sri Lanka are unable to comply due to lack of effective enforcement. It…
This study is based on two observations about farmers' decisions to plant trees.  The first is that it takes more labor to cut or uproot trees than to plant them. The second, is that rural labor markets are riddled with imperfections that make it difficult to hire labor for farm…
In the Philippines, the semiconductor and electronic industry contributes about 70% of export earnings. More than half of the companies inside industrial estates in the country are semiconductor and electronic firms. These firms are among the major contributors of hazardous wastes released through different media, notably solid and semi-solid wastes.…
In the Philippines, Lingayen Gulf is one of the main producers of aquaculture. In 1992, the Lingayen Gulf Coastal Area Management Plan (LGCAMP) was formulated to regulate aquaculture industry. Bolinao was one of the municipalities surrounding the Gulf identified to be suited for coastal or marine aquaculture production. Since 1995, …
Both rice production and fish culture in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam have a close mutual relationship with the use of water and land resources. First, they are competitive in the use of land and water. Second, rice production discharges pesticides into water bodies causing an external cost to fish culture,…
This study used the Rapid Rural Appraisal Technique (RRAT) to examine the socio-economic situation of the rural community in Bokeo Province, Laos. It assesses the contribution of the forest resources to the rural community household’s economy and addresses the problems associated with this forest dependency. This study aims to estimate…
Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia