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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February 2018
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
The report Business and the Sustainable Development Goals: Best Practices to Seize Opportunities and Maxmise Credibility highlights the business advantage of ambitious strategies for contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), examines common challenges and pitfalls that businesses face to delivering credible, meaningful contributions toward the SDGs, and offers a clear, actionable set of good practices for business leaders to inform their strategies moving forward.
February 2018
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.
January 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
The paper Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Global Value Chains: A Case Study of the Myanmar Garment Sector analyses the dynamics of Myanmar’s participation in the apparel global value chain and proposes policy recommendations to support economic upgrading, and social and environmental sustainability for the industry.
January 2018
Nordic Council of Ministers, Arbejdsgruppen for Holdbar Konsumtion og Produktion (HKP)
The report Nordic Best Practices presents fifteen initiatives on the themes of Sustainable Buildings and Construction and Sustainable Food Systems. They are presented in a manner designed to facilitate a comparison of their respective strengths, key results, and novelty as well as to draw lessons learned of each particular case.
December 2017
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Utilising the United Republic of Tanzania as a case study, this article examines how climate change is addressed in policy, how it is being mainstreamed into water, energy and agriculture sector policies and the extent to which cross-sectoral linkages enable coordinated action.
December 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
In supporting the government to attract green investment flows into SEZs, GGGI conducted a green growth assessment study for Sei Mangkei, North Sumatra, to scope out investment opportunities and screen potential projects for further development into eligible bankable green projects using the method of extended Cost Benefit Analysis (eCBA).
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

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February 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of congestion pricing on the demand for clean transport modes.

January 2019
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
This report, Mobilization of Private Investment in Green Growth in Viet Nam, outlines the work the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has done in Viet Nam, examining multiple case studies focused on green growth policy support and investment mobilization for bankable projects, and provides recommendations on engaging the private sector in green growth financing.
January 2019
Ministère de l’Economie et du Plan, Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES)
Madagascar is one of the five pilot countries engaged since 2011 in the Global Partnership for Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES). This document summarizes the work done in the framework of the implementation of macroeconomic indicators to inform public policies on realistic and effective indicators.
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.