Global Programs

Tools and Indicators

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.

Projects

Project
Green Growth Performance Measurement
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 695 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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News

News • October 4, 2018

GGGI partners with ISCA to support Rwanda on Sustainable Infrastructure

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

Capacity Building training on Climate Finance for Sector Experts in Rwanda

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

Is Rwanda heading toward a green growth pathway?

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

Rwanda Celebrates World Bicycle Day- 3rd June 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 […]

Reports

Brochure: Green Investment Delivers Growth in Cambodia Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Brochure: Green Investment Delivers Growth in Cambodia

Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Green City Development Guidelines Green Cities
Report
Green City Development Guidelines

Green Cities

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Peru Country Report Peru
Report
Green Growth Potential Assessment – Peru Country Report

Peru

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Nepal Country Report Nepal  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Growth Potential Assessment – Nepal Country Report

Nepal  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Lao PDR Country Report Lao PDR
Report
Green Growth Potential Assessment – Lao PDR Country Report

Lao PDR

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Lao PDR Summary Report Lao PDR  • Cross Cutting
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Green Growth Potential Assessment – Lao PDR Summary Report

Lao PDR  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Myanmar Summary for NDC Implementation Myanmar  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Growth Potential Assessment – Myanmar Summary for NDC Implementation

Myanmar  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Myanmar Country Report Myanmar  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Growth Potential Assessment – Myanmar Country Report

Myanmar  • Cross Cutting

Cambodian Green City Strategic Planning Methodology Cambodia  • Green Cities
Report
Cambodian Green City Strategic Planning Methodology

Cambodia  • Green Cities

Central Kalimantan: Green Growth Strategy Documents Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
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Central Kalimantan: Green Growth Strategy Documents

Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Country Selection Project: A methodology to identify countries’ green growth potential Cross Cutting
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Country Selection Project: A methodology to identify countries’ green growth potential

Cross Cutting

Urban Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities – Vol. 1 India  • Green Cities
Report
Urban Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities – Vol. 1

India  • Green Cities

Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities – Vol 3 India  • Green Cities
Report
Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities – Vol 3

India  • Green Cities

Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities – Vol 2 India  • Green Cities
Report
Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities – Vol 2

India  • Green Cities

Green Growth Assessment of KIPI Maloy Development, East Kalimantan Indonesia  • Cross Cutting
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Green Growth Assessment of KIPI Maloy Development, East Kalimantan

Indonesia  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Staff

Jan Stelter

Senior Analyst - Thought Leadership, Green Growth Potential Assessment Tool

Orestes Anastasia

Manager- Knowledge Sharing

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