Institutions and Sustainable Development

This paper was prepared for the Seminar “Food and Water – resources in crises!” at Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute 28. November 2008. The paper puts emphasis on the fact that institutional structures and path dependency can be and are major constraints for development and dissemination of many innovations that have obvious environmental benefits in the long run. Facilitation and arrangement of appropriate institutional regimes are therefore of great importance for “big ideas” to come through. Ecological sanitation is an example.

BRYDEN, J. REFSGAARD, K. (2009): Institutions and Sustainable Development. The Case of Water, Waste and Food. Oslo, Norway: Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute (NILF) URL [Accessed: 05.12.2012]