Below are two doctoral programs offered by University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland, which has recently become an EfD Center.

The following doctoral programs may be of interest to researchers interested in environmental and development economics:

PhD in Economics: You can find more information about the program and how to apply at this link:

If you would like to learn more about the application process, the program, whether it’s possible to waive the application fee, and funding opportunities, I recommend contacting our coordinator, Lesley Tohill (, and the Director of the School’s Doctoral Program, Dr. Nora Strecker ( Please note that to be considered for a scholarship, you must submit your application by January 26, 2024, and include a research proposal.

If admitted to the doctoral program, you will be assigned a supervisor based on your research interests (I am one of the potential supervisors in Energy Economics, Environment, or Natural Resources).

PhD in Global Human Development: Please refer to the information at this link and contact Dara Gannon ( and Professor Krishna Vadlamannati ( The deadline for applying to this program is in July, but you can inquire about more information and funding opportunities from the contacts provided. In this joint program, part of the time is spent at UCD in Ireland and part at a university in Africa or Asia. This program is suitable for government personnel and public officials (such as higher education academics and research institute scholars).