Best Practices: Environmental Sustainability Index 2011

Research Team: Manasi Pathak, Kadambari Anantram, Vivek Venkataramani
LEAD Centre: Centre for Development Finance (CDF)
Focus Area: Environment and climate change
Project Geography: Across India
Partner: CDF internal poject
Status: Completed

Background:

Each state’s environmental resources, capabilities and hence challenges differ from others. ESI compares the states across six peer groups; created on the basis of GDP per capita and contribution to India s GDP. Sub index analysis of peer groups reveals a pattern; similar environmental issues are being faced by states with comparable growth trajectories. Consequently, a deeper analysis of successful sectoral policies is initiated to enhance knowledge about policy initiatives and outcomes at state level. In this context, this case let series aims to highlight initiatives (in terms of policy and implementation measures) taken by various state governments to tackle a plaguing environmental issue in their peer group.

Related Resources
CASE STUDY – Environmental Sustainability Index 2011-Andhra Pradesh
CASE STUDY – Environmental Sustainability Index 2011-Arunachal Pradesh
CASE STUDY – Environmental Sustainability Index 2011-Haryana
CASE STUDY – Environmental Sustainability Index 2011-Sikkim
CASE STUDY – Environmental SustainabilityIndex 2011-Tamil Nadu