Green growth is a multidimensional concept with the aim to deliver economic growth that is both environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. At the same time, green growth approaches differ between countries given their distinct stages of development, geography, resource endowments, and socioeconomic characteristics. Systematically comparing different countries and assessing different sectors within a country can help us to identify opportunities for green growth. Quantitative tools such as indicators and benchmarks are essential for such an analysis. Yet, given the complex nature of the green growth concept and its dependence on individual countries’ context makes measuring green growth a challenging endeavor.
Theory of Change: Tools and Indicators
GGGI is developing the Green Growth Potential Assessment (GGPA) and the Green Growth Performance Measurement (GGPM), which offer country-specific indicators and innovative simulation tool to help its partners obtain a full picture of the potential benefits of green policies and investments.
The GGPA seeks to diagnose a country’s performance in key green growth areas to help identify and transform the areas of underperformance into opportunities for high impact green growth interventions. Under GGPA, green growth “potential” is framed in the context of focusing on unmet needs with notable room for improvement since high-impact potentials are often most prominent in areas where a country is lagging behind, turning weaknesses into opportunities.
Through its composite index and simulation tool, the GGPM aims to raise awareness and understanding of green growth, provide an interactive learning experience, and foster a data- and evidence-driven approach to green growth. The Green Growth Index (GGI) is based on more than 35 indicators that represent six sectors including energy, transport, cities, industry, water and land use as well as green growth dimensions including resource efficiency, optimal use of natural resources, socioeconomic resilience, green economic opportunities and social inclusion. The simulation tool, which links the GGI to policy choices, has a user-friendly interactive interface that allows policy makers and other users to explore how specific policies can improve green growth performance.
News • June 3, 2018
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News • May 17, 2018
GGGI and the Government of Senegal held the Technical Validation Workshop on the National Green Growth Strategy
GGGI and the Government of Senegal (GoS), in collaboration with key stakeholders, co-organized on Thursday, May 17, the national workshop on the technical validation of the National Green Growth Strategy, at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar. The workshop was chaired by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Alioune Guisse […]