Working Groups

About Our Research

About Our Research

GGKP organizes its research programme around collaborative working groups. Each working group is made up of individual experts from the GGKP partner organizations, the GGKP Advisory Committee, and outside experts.

The Sustainable Infrastructure Research Committee is tasked with identifying knowledge gaps on issues related to sustainable infrastructure and supporting the development of thematic analytical papers to help catalyze knowledge generation to address these gaps. Currently, the Committee is managing a Call for Papers launched in January that will form the research basis for the 2017 GGKP Annual Conference at the World Bank.

The Behavioural Insights Research Committee explores the state of and gaps in the area of behavioral economics research in order to better support further research in this area that will help design robust policies and interventions (sometimes called “nudges”) for instigating pro green growth behavior among key societal stakeholders.

The Green Growth and the Law Research Committee assesses what is well-understood about how law enables or undermines green growth and evaluates knowledge gaps by identifying linkages that remain poorly understood or sectors where the role of the legal system has not adequately been established.

The Inclusiveness Research Committee explores the distributional consequences of implementing green growth strategies, their impact on employment, gender and income, how governments should best design their policies to address inequalities, and what barriers currently exist which prevent this sort of economic shift.

The Trade and Competitiveness Research Committee examines the effects of green growth policies on the patterns and volume of trade, on national and firm competitiveness, and on employment. This work stream, in the initial stages, is prioritizing the identification of data gaps and potential options for addressing them, particularly in developing countries.

The Metrics and Indicators Research Committee is examining existing data and methodologies for quantifying green growth opportunities.

The Fiscal Instruments Research Committee, which was run from 2013-2016, examined the challenges and opportunities associated with reforming environmentally perverse fiscal measures and provided policy guidance on the effective design and implementation of fiscal instruments for the green economy transition.

The Technology and Innovation Research Committee, which was run from 2013-2016, explored the relationship between technology and behavioural change, ways to foster green creativity and entrepreneurship, barriers to the diffusion and adaptation of green technologies in developing countries and policy instruments for promoting green innovation and technology diffusion.