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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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
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).
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
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.
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The main objective of the Zambia Green Jobs Programme (2013-2017) is to ‘promote more and better jobs for inclusive and green growth in sectors where goods and services can be produced with an environmental benefit’. The Zambia Green Jobs programme is a multifaceted intervention spanning three main objectives that each contribute to the final intended impact of sustainable enterprises and decent green jobs.
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The Eco-Agricultural Business for the Adaptation to Changes in Climate (B-ADAPT) project sought to enhance and diversify income and food security among vulnerable populations of southern Cameroon.
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The report Business Climate and Competitiveness Enhancement Support Provided by the Compete Caribbean Programme looks at a programme that was designed to enhance the competitiveness of the Caribbean region by means of support to Private Sector Development and Competitiveness.
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.
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The case study Macroeconomic Reform in Viet Nam on Ecological and Inclusive Growth looks specifically at the Green Growth Strategy of Vietnam, approved in 2012, with the threefold aim of promoting low carbon growth, greening production and greening lifestyles.
June 2017
International Labour Organization (ILO)
The case study Pilots for Change: Zambia's Pilot Houses looks at how these houses were built to test and demonstrate ways of incorporating sustainable principles in the construction of comfortable and affordable homes.

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March 2019
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
To support Ministry of Construction (MOC) to implement the NDC, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has conducted an assessment of the potential green city actions that would help achieve Viet Nam’s NDC commitments. This paper, Achieving Viet Nam’s NDC in the Urban Sector, outlines the findings from the assessment in two sectors contributing the majority of urban GHG emissions: waste and energy.
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
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.