Global Practice

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

RW26
Thematic Areas
Countries
RW26 Supporting Rwanda’s Green Economic Recovery: Urbanization through Affordable Housing and Climate Resilient Urban Settlements
Start Date Q1 01-01-2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 50,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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RW23
Countries
RW23 Sustainable Solid and Liquid Waste Management and Valorization in Rwanda’s Green Cities
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 217,165
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
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RW22
Countries
RW22 Greening Rwanda’s Existing Public Building Stock
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 169,528
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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BF05
Thematic Areas
Countries
BF05 Development of the Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) System In Burkina Faso
Start Date Q1 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,701,453
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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MX09
Countries
MX09 Accelerating Green Finance Flows Through the Strengthening of the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV)
Start Date Q1 February 15, 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 563,325
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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RW22
Countries
RW22 Greening Rwanda’s Existing Public Building Stock
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 169,528
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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MX05
Countries
MX05 Scaling up policy and investment for gender inclusive, subnational green growth
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 235,056
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Transport
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MX06
Thematic Areas
Countries
MX06 Support Ministry of Finance to access green funds
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 16,028
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Project Reference Profiles – (TL1) GGPM
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 391,398
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Green Growth Performance Measurement
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,695,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Countries
MX02 Improving public transportation systems
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 590,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Transport
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Countries
MX01 Sonora Green Growth Strategy
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 450,000
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Transport
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News

News • April 1, 2021

Going green: Volkswagen Rwanda unveils new motor charging station

Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda on Tuesday, March 30, unveiled a new charging station, thanks to a partnership between the company, Siemens and Radisson Blue Hotel. The new facility is located at Kigali Convention Centre and becomes the second of the kind after the one established in Kigali Special Economic Zone. According to Serge Kamuhinda, the […]

News • March 22, 2021

Burkina Faso’s capacity development workshop to mainstream Green Growth in the new National Development Plan

Koubri, March 1 – 5, 2021 –  The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a capacity development workshop to mainstream Green Growth in Burkina Faso’s new National Development Plan – NDP (2021-2025). This will contribute to the alignment of the NDP’s objectives and monitoring-evaluation system with sustainable development and green growth objectives. The session was […]

News • October 28, 2020

Rwanda hosts the 3rd virtual Business to Business webinar between Italy and Rwanda to discuss vailable opportunities for private sector to enhance green growth and sustainable development in both countries

15th Oct 2020 , Kigali Rwanda, the Global Green Growth Institute-Rwanda in collaboration with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) organized the 3rd virtual Business to Business (B2B) webinar. Rwanda and Italy Business to Business exchanges are to enhance green growth in both countries , with over 240 participants it was a successful online discuss. The […]

News • September 30, 2020

GCF (NAP) National Adaptation Plan project on building flood resilience capacities in Rwanda

The National Adaptation Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda approved in January 2020, building on current measures, strategies and policies, will coordinate different government agencies and targeted multi-stakeholders for effective flood and landslide planning and prevention in Rwanda’s most vulnerable zones. As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept through much of […]

News • September 16, 2020

Côte d’Ivoire: National Climate Finance Strategy Validation Workshop

On September 8th, the Global Green Growth Institute and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD) of Côte d’Ivoire, under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness program, organized a validation workshop on the National Climate Finance Strategy. Recognizing the challenge of financing Côte d’Ivoire’s climate change mitigation and adaptation actions, the Government of Côte […]

News • July 31, 2020

¡INSCRIPCIONES ABIERTAS! FACILIDAD DE ASISTENCIA TÉCNICA PARA LA ESTRUCTURACIÓN DE PROYECTOS (PPTAF)

En el marco de la segunda fase del Programa de Crecimiento Verde con el Reino de Noruega y con el objetivo de movilizar recursos a proyectos que permitan un cambio en el paradigma, el control de la deforestación, el desarrollo social e inclusivo en las regiones, y que se alineen con las políticas a nivel […]

News • July 4, 2020

GGGI Morocco virtual launch event for the GCF Readiness project “Enhancing Access to Climate Finance in Morocco’s Regions”

Rabat, Morocco; June 24, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in close collaboration with the Department of Environment within the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Environment and the Ministry of Interior organized a virtual launch event for the GCF Readiness project “Enhancing Access to Climate Finance in Morocco’s Regions”. The objective of the […]

News • June 8, 2020

Rwanda hosts webinar on “The engagement of the Italian private sector to enhance green investments and trade in Rwanda”

Kigali, Rwanda -3rd June 2020 the Global Green Growth Institute hosted the first of two webinars between Rwanda and Italy. The virtual meeting was hosted on the Africa e Affari network platform and organized in collaboration with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and in partnership with the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea […]

News • May 8, 2020

Reducing operation costs and creating green jobs post COVID-19 Pandemic for the affected tourism industry in Rwanda

Before global pandemic of COVID-19, tourism was the biggest and fastest growing economic sector. The United Nations World Tourism Organization estimates reveal that in 2020, international tourist arrivals could decline by 20% to 30%, translating into the loss of 300 to 450 US$ billion in international receipts (exports). This is due to border closures and […]

News • April 27, 2020

Open registration for Green Growth Training Modules

To celebrate the 50th edition of the International Earth Day, the National Planning Department (DNP for its acronym in Spanish), with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the British Embassy in Colombia, have launched a free and 100% virtual set of Green Growth Training Modules towards building the capacities of mayors, […]

News • April 22, 2020

Innovative Solutions in Response to COVID-19: Achieving Post-Pandemic Green Growth in Rwanda

In many parts of the world, the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the fragility of our economies as well as irrefutable truths about the inequalities of unsustainable systems. However, it has also revealed the potential for societies to leverage innovation and technology to improve livelihoods while minimizing anthropogenic causes of environmental degradation. For example, investments […]

News • April 18, 2020

GGGI Senegal holds its first Virtual Steering Committee Ordinary Session

Dakar, April 15th and 16th, 2020, The ordinary session of the GGGI Senegal steering committee took place on April 15th an 16th, 2020 virtually. This session took place in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic in Senegal where restriction measures on public gatherings have been taken by the government. It was in a health context […]

News • March 3, 2020

One-day Consultative Workshop in Morocco on Policy Approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Rabat, Morocco February 11, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in close collaboration with the Department of Environment within the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment and with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment organized a one-day consultation workshop on Policy Approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. The […]

News • February 24, 2020

10th Session of the World Urban Forum : Cities of Opportunities

Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10),is the first major UN event in 2020 marking the start of the Sustainable Development Goals Decade of Action. Meaning world leaders called for a decade of action to deliver the SDGs by 2030 and announced more than 100 ‘accelerated actions’—voluntary undertakings to speed up progress. Abu Dhabi, […]

News • January 27, 2020

Engineers from IER trained on Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and Templates at the Continuous Professional Development Workshop

Kigali, Rwanda – On 22nd January 2020, GGGI with Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) conducted a capacity building on the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and excel-based green building minimum compliance templates for the Institution of Engineers Rwanda (IER) at the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Workshop. The workshop was organized by IER in partnership with […]

News • December 29, 2019

GGGI develops template tool for the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System

Dec 2019 , The excel-based templates for the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System were developed by GGGI for their government partner Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA),  to support the implementation of the system. The green building minimum compliance system is an Annex to the Rwanda Building Code 2019 and was approved by the Government of […]

News • December 23, 2019

Infrastructure Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Review Workshop

In Musanze District, Rwanda from 9-12 December a group of sector experts gathered for the Infrastructure Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Review Workshop. The workshop was organized by GGGI Rwanda in collaboration with Ministry of Infrastructure.  In attendance there were participants from Musanze District Executive, Vice Mayor of Musanze, Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) […]

News • December 17, 2019

Capacity Building conducted for Ultimate Developers Limited on Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and Templates

11 December 2019, Nyagatare, Rwanda:  GGGI with their government partner Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) conducted a one day capacity building training program for the staff from Ultimate Developers Limited (UDL) on the approved Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and the recently developed excel-based green building minimum compliance templates. The capacity building is in line […]

News • December 7, 2019

Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities of Rwanda: Muhanga & Huye Situation assessment and potential intervention areas

The Global Green Growth Institute’s thematic approach to green cities supports an integrated and cross-sectoral approach and responds to local, national, and global needs and commitments, through five priority areas: Mainstreaming green growth into urban planning and management; Resource efficient and low carbon cities; Solid waste management: managing waste as resource; Decentralized sanitation and wastewater […]

News • December 6, 2019

Capacity Building for officials commences on the Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and Templates

5 December 2019, Kigali, Rwanda:  GGGI with partner Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) initiated the capacity building program to the government officials on the approved Rwanda Green Building Minimum Compliance System and the recently developed excel-based green building minimum compliance templates. The capacity building is in line with the implementation of the Green Building Minimum Compliance […]

Reports

Urban-Rural Linkages in Times of Coronavirus Pandemic: Lessons from Musanze District in Rwanda national urbanization policy  • rwanda  • sustainable urban services  • green rwanda  • green urban development
Green Growth Simulation Tool Phase 1 – Concept, Methods and Applications Green Growth Index  • Index  • Simulation Tool  • Green Growth Simulation Tool  • Cross Cutting
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Green Growth Simulation Tool Phase 1 – Concept, Methods and Applications

Green Growth Index  • Index  • Simulation Tool  • Green Growth Simulation Tool  • Cross Cutting  • green growth

Reporte: “COVID-19 y crecimiento verde subnacional: Recomendaciones para enverdecer la recuperación en México” México  • Cross Cutting
Report
Reporte: “COVID-19 y crecimiento verde subnacional: Recomendaciones para enverdecer la recuperación en México”

México  • Cross Cutting

Assessment and Main Findings on the Green Growth Index flagship-publications  • Insight Briefs  • Cross Cutting
Report
Assessment and Main Findings on the Green Growth Index

flagship-publications  • Insight Briefs  • Cross Cutting

Assessment of complementarities between GGGI’s Green Growth Index and UNEP’s Green Economy Progress Index Cross Cutting
Report
Assessment of complementarities between GGGI’s Green Growth Index and UNEP’s Green Economy Progress Index

Cross Cutting

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Saint Lucia  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Nyarugenge Pension Plaza Kigali, Rwanda Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Nyarugenge Pension Plaza Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
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Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Assessment on : understanding the needs of women working at markets in Musanze. Rwanda  • Green Cities
Report
Assessment on : understanding the needs of women working at markets in Musanze.

Rwanda  • Green Cities

Green Credit Handbook for Manufacturing Sector Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Credit Handbook for Manufacturing Sector

Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting

Green Credit Handbook for Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Credit Handbook for Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery

Viet Nam  • Cross Cutting

3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda” Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
Report
3rd NUF outcome report “Implementing New Urban Agenda”

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy

Evaluación del Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Nariño Colombia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Evaluación del Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Nariño

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

Evaluación del Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Meta Colombia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Evaluación del Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Meta

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia Colombia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

Plan Estratégico de Turismo de Naturaleza en Nariño Colombia
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Plan Estratégico de Turismo de Naturaleza en Nariño

Colombia

Green Growth Index Summary Report Cross Cutting
Report
Green Growth Index Summary Report

Cross Cutting

Green Growth Index Technical Report Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Growth Index Technical Report

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cross Cutting

Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Meta Colombia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Meta

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Nariño Colombia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Nariño

Colombia  • Cross Cutting

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