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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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.
July 2017
Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES), The Nature Conservancy, IH Cantabria
This Technical Report, Valuing Protective Services of Mangroves in the Philippines: Technical report, provides a social and economic valuation of the flood protection benefits from mangroves in the Philippines. This work aims to support decisions across development, aid, risk reduction, and conservation sectors as they seek to identify sustainable and cost-effective approaches for risk reduction. Using high-resolution flooding models, the Report examines the flooding that would occur with and without mangroves under different storm conditions throughout the Philippines and estimates the annual expected benefits of mangroves for protecting people and property in social and economic terms.
July 2017
Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES), The Nature Conservancy
Mangroves and other coastal ecosystems act as natural defenses that protect people and property from storms, floods, erosion, and other coastal hazards, reducing coastal risk. This Technical Report applies the Expected Damage Function approach recommended by the World Bank to quantify the risk reduction benefits, in economic and social terms, from mangroves in the Philippines.
July 2017
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP–Ag) – Uruguay Case Study 2017 is one in a series that describes the steps taken to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), with a particular emphasis on adaptation in agriculture (incl. forestry, livestock and fisheries).
July 2017
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP–Ag) Programme - Kenya Case Study 2017 is one in a series that describes the steps taken to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), with a particular emphasis on adaptation in agriculture (incl. forestry, livestock and fisheries).

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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.