This Insight Brief "Solutions for the Missing Middle: The Case for Large-Scale Mini-Grid Development" published by the GGGI demonstrates how mini grids powered by solar photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage systems (ESS) can provide energy access to 800 million people who do not live near a centralized electric grid.
Thailand has been a pioneer in promoting special economic zones, and has achieved noteworthy success as a result of its unique approach of promoting inclusive but voluntary industry participation and by actively engaging local communities.
As a country dominated by the agricultural sector, which employs about half the population, India has the largest irrigated area in the world. India’s 26 million groundwater pumps, which mainly run on diesel or electricity, are an important part of the country’s agricultural productivity.
Special economic zones have played a critical part in South Korea’s rapid industrial development over the past few decades, and have contributed to significant economic and social benefits to the country.
Over the past few decades, the People's Republic of China (China) has arguably experienced the largest economic expansion of any country in history, and this has been largely as a result of its efforts to launch and develop Special Economic Zones.
Jordanian Ministry of Environment, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
This National Green Growth Plan (NGGP) applies green growth to Jordan as a practical approach that builds upon existing government strategies, primarily Vision 2025, and demonstrates pathways to achieving them in a sustainable way.
Green growth initiatives to date have often placed the economy and environment front and centre. However, for green growth to fulfil its promise, it needs to also focus on people and address systemic causes of poverty and social exclusion.
Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Karnataka has a population of over 60 million which is growing at over 2% per annum. It is the eighth largest and fifth most urbanised state in India, with 37% population living in cities. It contributes over 5% to India’s GDP and has been growing at over 7% in the recent past (GoK, 2013).
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP)
The Business Innovation Facility (BIF) has piloted an approach to provide advice and technical assistance to deliver innovative solutions and practical strategies that can get business models off the ground.