The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) developed these guidelines in order to define a green growth planning process. Based on empirical evidence from GGGI’s country program experience, the guidelines present an 18-step green growth planning process and reference specific tools, management models, and analyses that new country programs may use.
In addition to outlining these steps, the guidelines introduce GGGI’s approach to green growth and green growth planning and present case studies on GGGI’s program experience Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates (see annexes). This approach includes seven planning principles and a high-level definition of GGGI’s core functions that are important to program inception.
The guidelines offer a flexible reference tool that GGGI country planners can use when starting operations in a new place. They also serve as reference for government officials, GGGI staff and consultants, and other stakeholders who are developing, improving, and implementing green growth plans. They are in essence a living document, as they are expected to expand to include new analyses and models that GGGI develops.