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

This report examines the green growth potential and identifies best practices for policy and governance as well as ways to strengthen current practices.

January 2017
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
This case study, Economic Value of Ecosystem Services in Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia , aims to assess the economic value of ecosystem services provided by the Ichkeul National Park (INP), with the objective to increase awareness among decision-makers and users to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of the different components of natural capital and biodiversity present within the park.
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.

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Latest Case Studies

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.