Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED), Technopolis Group
This scoping paper explores how inclusive and green growth can be supported in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS), and if there are certain approaches and instruments to support green growth, which are more or less adapted for such settings. It includes case studies on waste management in Sierra Leone, the the “Post Conflict Window” of the African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH /German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) & IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative: Regional Landscape Approach in Côte d’Ivoire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A multitude of initiatives, networks and organisations have adopted the concept of ‘green growth’ in recent years, in particular following the 2012 Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. New and innovative concepts and approaches to green growth have been designed and tested in the field.
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED), United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
Are poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability conflicting objectives? Or do the two goals support each other? Both are traditional domains of policy-makers aiming to promote green growth and pro-poor or inclusive growth.