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 • December 19, 2018
December 19, Rabat, Morocco – Abdelmajid Bennis, GGGI’s Morocco Program Officer represented the GGGI Morocco team in a workshop organized by the Secretary of State in charge of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The workshop convened representatives from various sectors, as well as experts from international organizations. This ambitious […]
News • November 30, 2018
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – November 30, 2018 – The Government of Burkina Faso and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed the Host Country Agreement between the two parties. The signing Ceremony took place in the presence of personalities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Environment, as well as […]
News • November 29, 2018
Senegal GGGWeek 2018 – High-level Panel on green buildings and innovations for green cities development. Friday November 29th, 2018
On November 29, as part of the Global Green Growth Week, the GGGI Senegal team organized a High-Level Panel on Green Buildings for Green Cities. That was chaired by the Director of Cabinet of the Ministry of Urban Renewal, Housing and Living Environment. In his speech, he stressed that’s imperative to rethink how to plan, […]
News • October 11, 2018
GGGI collaborates with UN agencies and partners to organize 4-Day Regional Knowledge Exchange for African Cities on Public Bike Sharing Systems in Nairobi
October 11, Nairobi – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Rwanda team in collaboration with the UN Environment’s Share the Road Programme, UN-Habitat, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) Africa office and Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) organized a 4-Day Regional Knowledge Exchange on Public Bike Sharing (PBS) Systems for African City Representatives from […]
News • October 4, 2018
On October 04, 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) hosted a knowledge sharing meeting (via teleconference) on Sustainable Infrastructure for Government of Rwanda officials, critical infrastructure asset owners and key private sector infrastructure players in Kigali, Rwanda. Participants of the session included the Rwanda […]
News • October 4, 2018
Conference on implementation of Viet Nam urban green growth development plan to 2030 and Circular of Urban Green Growth Indicators
Ho Chi Minh City, September 27-28 – The Ministry of Construction (MOC) – the Government of Viet Nam in collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute co-hosted a “Conference on implementation of the Viet Nam urban green growth development plan to 2030 and Circular on Urban Green Growth Indicators”, under the series of events in Northern, […]
News • October 2, 2018
GGGI Convenes Stakeholders in Musanze & Rubavu on Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) and Non-Motorised Transport (NMT)
The GGGI Rwanda team organized two stakeholder consultations in two of Rwanda’s rapidly urbanizing secondary cities, Musanze and Rubavu. The consultation sessions were organized to discuss the challenges, limitations and opportunities of developing a public bicycle sharing (PBS) system. Participants at the stakeholders consultations included representatives from local and national government entities, the private sector, […]
News • August 8, 2018
Kigali, August 7-8 – The GGGI Rwanda team and Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) with support of the UNFCCC Secretariat, UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Center based in Kampala, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Rwanda Environment and Climate Change Fund (FONERWA) collaborated in co-organizing a two-day capacity building training on “climate finance” for Sector […]
News • August 3, 2018
In 2011, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) approved a bold and ambitious strategy titled “National Strategy for Climate Change and low Carbon Development”; commonly known as Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy (GGCRS). This strategy influenced the revised Vision 2020 in 2012 and was reflected in the second phase of the Rwandan Medium term strategy, […]
News • June 3, 2018
The first World Bicycle Day will be celebrated on June 3rd with a series of events at the UN in New York as well as local events around the world. The UN adopted the resolution describing the bicycle as “simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health. The […]
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 […]