International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
This paper Value Chain Upgrading for Competitiveness and Sustainability: A Comparative Study of Tea Value Chains in Kenya, Sri Lanka and Nepal conducts a comparative analysis of the export tea value chains in Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Nepal with a focus on how policy influences chain upgrading and the implications this has for trade patterns, competitiveness and sustainable development.
The case study WWF Market Transformation Initiative (Cotton) focused on the value chain for Cotton in particular. The main route through which changes have been made in the cotton value chain is through the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), which was formed as part of a roundtable with representatives from NGOs, academia, governments and industry.
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP)
The Government of Germany, together with the national development bank, promotes energy-efficient construction and refurbishment of Germany’s building stock through regulation, low-cost loans and public information campaigns.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Consumers are key to driving sustainable production and play a central role in sustainable development. This report highlights OECD government initiatives to promote sustainable consumption, with an emphasis on individual policy tools and instruments and their effective combination.