Case Studies

The GGKP Case Studies Database provides real world examples of the development and implementation of green growth policies and practices. Case studies included in this database are typically focused on specific sectors, themes, or countries.  For deeper research and analysis around green growth topics, please visit the GGKP Resource Library

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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.
December 2017
National Statistics Office of Mongolia, Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), International Labour Organization (ILO)
The report Employment in the Environmental Sector and Green Jobs in Mongolia describes a pilot survey which was conducted to collect data on environmental sector employment and green jobs in Mongolia.
December 2017
Climate Investment Funds (CIF)
The case study Sustainable Forests, Sustainable Communities: A Case Study of the Forest Investment Program in Mexico explores the outcomes of the FIP in Mexico, finding that the program has been successful in achieving a mix of objectives.
November 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
The study, Best Green Business Practices among MSMEs in the Food Processing Industry of the Philippines, aims to promote pioneering cases of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sharing their stories on how their committed actions to protect the surrounding environment and resources became beneficial both financially and socially
November 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation (ITFC)
For the past 20 years a revenue-sharing scheme has been in place for communities surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. The learning evaluation Lessons Learnt from 20 Years of Revenue Sharing at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda looks at how revenue sharing might become more effective and more equitable.
October 2017
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Gender and Adaptation Planning in the Agricultural Sectors: Uganda Case Study 2017 chronicles Uganda’s experiences developing a gender‑responsive National Adaptation Plan for the Agricultural Sector (NAP-Ag) and related capacity development for gender-responsive planning, budgeting and policy formulation.
October 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The report Green Growth in Cebu, Philippines explores policies and governance systems to promote green growth in Metro Cebu, Philippines, and provides recommendations for enhancing Cebu’s green growth potential.
August 2017
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)
This regional report presents the findings of the research reports from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, and provides policy recommendations for sustainable land management for decision-makers on national and regional level.
August 2017
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)
The case study, The Economics of Conventional and Organic Cotton Production in Benin presents an analysis of the economics of pesticides use and resulting occupational health issues in cotton production.
August 2017
Economics of Land Degradation (ELD)
The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) case study of Namibian highlights the economic and environmental benefits of bush control on national and local level.

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November 2018
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
This paper Innovations in Land Use Planning in the Greater Mekong Subregion provides an overview of land use planning challenges and opportunities in the Greater Mekong Subregion and introduces tools to improve land use planning and management in the subregion.
October 2018
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
The flow of data on freshwater health is becoming difficult to manage. This report presents eight case studies where new technologies, such as blockchain and AI, are allowing governments and businesses to make informed decisions about their water resources.
October 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This case study takes a look at how Bhutan is taking steps towards putting the Paris Agreement into practice and embarking on a low-carbon, climate-resilient pathway that is adapted to its unique circumstances, and compares Bhutan's efforts with those of other nearby countries.
September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
The Role of Sustainability-oriented Social Enterprises in Boosting Green Livelihoods and Business Opportunities in Rural Contexts reviews the cases of capacity building and knowledge improvement of rural livelihood in rural communities related to sustainable and low-carbon solutions. The reviewed sub-cases show that implementation of local integrated systems of solutions addressing energy, water, shelter and other livelihood needs at community level require paying major attention to enabling social processes and organisational capacities rather than only focusing on a given technological innovation.