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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January 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

In Ghana 70 per cent of the population are smallholder farmers who depend on the land for their basic needs. Growing competition for this resource is having significant impacts on rural livelihoods and land governance.

January 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Senegal currently has a complex and poorly regulated system of land governance, which — combined with an urbanisation trend and increasing outsider interest — is leading to land privatisation and a consequent reduction in the availability of cultivable land for small producers.

January 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

In Mozambique, changes in land access and use are shaping new landscapes, often at the expense of the poor.

January 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

The ways in which people obtain land in Uganda are changing fast. Land that used to be secured through inheritance, gifts or proof of long-term occupancy is now more commonly changing hands in the market.

January 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Investment in Tanzania’s energy sector is growing, but how much attention is being given to decentralised energy solutions for people who still lack energy for their basic needs: to light their homes and power their farms and businesses?

January 2017
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Countries pursuing low-emission development strategies (LEDS) aim to grow their economy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing resilience to climate change impacts, and achieving social development and environmental goals.

January 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The transition to a low-carbon, resource efficient and green economy can only be made by developing the right skills, knowledge, and competencies.

December 2016
Centro Mario Molina (CMM)

Through in depth case studies in Mexican cities, the Mario Molina Center proposed the location of social housing as an indicator of urban sprawl.

December 2016
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

The Testing REDD+ in the Beira Landscape Corridor of Mozambique initiative closed in December.

December 2016
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Governments in sub-Saharan Africa face a dilemma: how to reconcile pledges to feed fast-growing populations with forest conservation?

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Latest Case Studies

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.