Project Reference Profiles – (TL9) Renewable Energy Transitions

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes
Start Date Q1  Jan 1 2018
End Date q1 Dec 31 2019
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 190,849
Budget Percentage 77%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 146,022
Status Complete
GGGI Share (USD) 190,849
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project Manager and Staff +

Project context, objectives and description

GGGI’s interventions in 2019 are based on providing technical and/or policy assessments, capacity development, and implementation support to help further countries’ critical green growth transition and tipping to GGGI’s operations teams on the global disruption in energy thematic and cross-cutting. Providing thought leadership to a sound ‘equitable green growth’ goal, tools and approaches focused on generating new knowledge and insights on green growth topics and making this knowledge available and accessible to policy-makers and the public through various publications and outreach methods. Also, providing technical know-how and content-based services to operational/country teams to support their transition to a sustainable energy future and to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement and achieve their Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets. 

This project will improve the outcomes of GGGI programs on global, regional and national levels by promoting a more robust, evidence-based understanding of green energy growth and execution of GGGI’s in country energy projects/programs within GGGI’s value chainThe project will also focus on generating new globally-relevant and country-specific knowledge and insights on topics related to the economics of green growth, such as national-level economic analyses on green economic growth, investment opportunities, fiscal policies, green employment impacts, and other areas, aligned with NDCs and SDGs, and consider ideas for disruption. Partnerships with academia and research institutions will be expanded and strengthened to generate better knowledge products. In addition, the project will provide support to the selected member countries on technical support, tracking delivery, enabling learning, fostering multi-stakeholder engagement, and strategic partnerships. The project will build on other initiatives seeking synergies, filling gaps, and supporting GGGI member countries to address the full range of their renewable energy and energy efficiency goals. 

The objective of this project is to advance GGGI’s impact at the global and country levels through applied research and analysis, knowledge sharing, and capacity building programs in the following core areas of work i.) Strategic Research: conducting research and preparing technical reports and publications on sustainable energy, electric and sustainable mobility, green growth and the SDGs, and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) readiness, and macroeconomic issues ii.) Knowledge Sharing: sharing green growth best practices and experiences through capacity building and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), the world’s largest green growth knowledge base and partnership platform iii.) Leads GGGI’s long-term partnerships with academic, research, and international institutions focusing on knowledge exchange and capacity building. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

ImpactGGGI member and partner countries use technical knowledge, information, and capabilities to develop national and subnational green growth programs, plans, and policies, and to develop and finance projects towards achieving the SDGs and Paris Agreement ambitions—as a result of targeted and ongoing global-level, multi-country, cross-sectoral research and analysis, advisory services, and capacity building in specialized technical areas, as well as knowledge sharing. 

Outcome:  GGGI is recognized as a thought leader both internationally and at the country level in green growth through policy advisory, targeted modules, partnerships, and capacity building programs. 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies: 

  • Policy Assignments and reviewsDevelopment of Roadmap for Greening of Industrial Parks in Ethiopia and Identification of opportunities for trilateral cooperation for renewable energy investment in Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. 

ii. Green Investments: 

Investment Proposal: Business Case for Solar PV (Energy) Investment at the Adama Industrial Park inform decisions on green growth investments by the government. 

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products:  

  • Total of 2 capacity building activities including Inclusive Renewable Energy Transition and Generation Job session during GGGWeek 2019 and workshop on NDC Implementation in the Energy Sector. 
  • At least 70% of participants gain improved knowledge/skills from attending GGGI knowledge sharing events (GGGWeek2019). 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager:   Dereje Senshaw 
Diana Quezada Avila