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How to design and evaluate environmental and economic sustainability (EES) projects

A self-led online course on how to design and evaluate EES projects


Woman walking across a naked river bed in search of water in Chad

A lady in search of clean water on a naked river bed near Dabkere, Chad. The crops are ruined and communities are facing extreme hunger. Photo: Peter Caton/Tearfund

About this course

Poverty reduction must hold the environment and the economy in balance: a broken and harmful environment will have a negative impact on people’s health, livelihoods and productivity.

At Tearfund, this work is known as environmental and economic sustainability (EES).

This course introduces ten environmental and economic project design principles that can be used to design, plan, monitor and evaluate development projects.

Course details

What does this course include?

  • Practical information on Environmental and Economic Sustainability (EES).
  • Case study videos from Malawi and Ethiopia to show you how the principles are applied in real life situations.
  • Interactive exercises based on EES work in other countries around the world.

What will you gain from the course?

Through this course you will learn what the ten EES project design principles are and how they can be used in development projects. You will find out the practical steps to apply the principles to your work, using different combinations depending on your context.

How long will the course take?

It will take approximately two hours to complete this course.

How much will the course cost?

This course is free!

Will I get a certificate at the end?

Once you have completed the course you will be able to download a certificate.

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