Investment and Policy Solutions Division

To develop environments that enable markets to work for green growth, GGGI’s Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) is charged with producing cutting edge, policy relevant knowledge products and services. IPSD backstops the GGP&I Division’s work by providing technical and specialist knowhow for in-country programs and global services that contribute to the broader global dialogue on green growth. IPSD products and services take the form of innovative green growth related research products and knowledge sharing networks designed to effectively disseminate best practices and lessons learned from in-country programs.

IPSD operates through two closely integrated workstreams – Policy Services and Green Investment  Services – that underpin the relevance, efficiency, and effectiveness of GGGI’s in-country delivery. These workstreams provide a robust feedback loop between knowledge and investment services and global green growth products and services.

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Policy Services

IPSD provides the technical analysis and socio-economic assessment, alongside the knowledge management and knowledge sharing across the GGGI Value Chain, required by in-country actors to plan and implement transformative change towards green growth. Policy Services provide in-depth, specialist knowledge support across GGGI’s prioritized thematic areas of Energy, Green City Development, Land-Use, and Water.

IPSD knowledge management, development, and sharing activities that are designed to build a strong theoretical and empirical base for green growth while providing concrete options, guidance, and capacity development for policymakers and investors, include:

  • Capacity Development Program (CDP)
  1. Utilizes GGGI networks to deliver comprehensive and systematic capacity development modules in partner countries and regional hubs.
  • Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)
  1. Developed in partnership with UNEP, OECD and the World Bank, GGKP is an online global knowledge-sharing network of researchers, development practitioners, and policymakers that aims to identify and address major knowledge gaps in green theory and practice.
  2. Features a searchable database of projects by leading organizations and government agencies, and a resource library with more than 600 technical and policy resources related to green growth.
  • Knowledge-Sharing Networks
  1. Green Growth Best Practice; Green Growth Knowledge Platform; New Climate Economy;

Green Investment Services

Working closely with the private sector and governments, our Green Investment Services (GIS) support countries with developing green investment opportunities that build on the recommendations that come from our green growth plans. To do this, we help create an attractive environment for green investments by, among other things, building local capacity to design projects, helping develop transparent procurement processes, and helping to ensure rewards are commensurate with risks.

GGGI deploys teams to partner countries to assist with designing sustainable incentive frameworks and fiscal tools that are aligned with green growth objectives (e.g. tax incentives and credits). We also help to ensure tax neutrality towards different financing forms and structures to make countries more attractive to investors.

GIS supports governments in developing bankable green growth projects by providing:

  • Technical assistance to develop stable and consistent policy (i.e. fiscal, tax) that is a pre-requisite for green investment;
  • Project preparation support to design commercially and technologically viable plans by applying international norms and standards for infrastructure project design;
  • Advice on mitigating non-project related risks by enhancing access to domestic/global climate and infrastructure finance facilities and mechanisms, as well as objective and robust data on investment potentials.
  • Support for  the establishment of domestic securitization structures that can facilitate the scaling up of green investments;
  • Guidance on establishing one-stop institutions to efficiently deploy all green growth related incentives and de-risking instruments for the private sector
  • Guidelines for transparent procurement, tendering, and approval procedures across ministries