Sustainability Context - A research project of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR)

Development processes are of a complex nature and decisions taken during that process have far reaching consequences for the population and the environment.
The quality and quantity of information on which these decisions are based, is therefore of paramount importance. The Center for Development and Environment (CDE) of the Institute of Geography of the University of Bern is developing new approaches and instruments for the production of knowledge to support such decision making processes in Laos, Tanzania, and Pakistan. The research is illustrated using the example of Laos, a country that has recently opened up and is confronted with a dynamic development process.