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January 2019
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
This case study research examines six water quality trading (WQT)/offset programs from Canada, the United States and New Zealand and highlights specific policy and program mechanisms that enabled the programs to achieve their goals of reduced nutrient and contaminant loading.
December 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The paper Reforming Agricultural Subsidies to Support Biodiversity in Switzerland analyses the reform of Switzerland’s agricultural policy framework, which reoriented subsidies to better target policy objectives, including for biodiversity.
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The case study Payments for Ecosystem Services in Costa Rica analyses the strong policy framework around reforestation, forest management and forest protection that Costa Rica started building in the early 80s.
June 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
The case study Solar-Powered Irrigation Pumps in India — Capital Subsidy Policies and the Water-Energy Efficiency Nexus looks at India’s National Solar Mission program, under which the central and state governments support farmers not only by providing a capital cost subsidy on solar pump systems, but also by creating an enabling framework on their deployment by actively engaging key stakeholders.
March 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Agriculture is an important engine for economic growth in Africa, but effective agricultural strategies to support rural development and poverty alleviation are scarce.

January 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Investment in Tanzania’s energy sector is growing, but how much attention is being given to decentralised energy solutions for people who still lack energy for their basic needs: to light their homes and power their farms and businesses?

December 2016
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

This paper examines community participation in housing projects for low-income communities in Thailand and how they have sought to ‘leave no one behind’. Baan Mankong, the government slum upgrading programme, is unique in how it has institutionalised participation.

February 2015
World Bank Group

Korea’s bold initiative, the Green Growth Plan (GGP), spanning 2009 to 2013 with fiscal outlay of US$84 billion, posed a significant challenge to sustainable public finance management in Korea.

January 2015
Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR)

This report covers case studies with three companies: Royal Dutch Shell, Rio Tinto, and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), capturing their experiences and lessons learn preparing for and operating under policies that price carbon emissions.

July 2014
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP)
The Bangladesh solar home systems program, pioneered by non-governmental organisations such as Grameen Shakti and supported by the government’s Infrastructure Development Company Ltd., has developed a dealer network providing a marketing, microcredit, and after sales service to enable rural hou