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05 June 2013
Number of pages:193
About this publication
Rapidly accelerating growth in developing countries raises the stakes for investments in development but also the opportunities to choose how to develop. Green models for development offer an alternative that relies on and values natural assets which are essential to the well-being and livelihoods of people in developing countries. Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development explains why green growth is vital to secure a more sustainable future for developing countries. Covering 74 policies and measures from 37 countries and 5 regional initiatives, this publication outlines an action-oriented twin-track agenda to guide national and international policies and practices to successfully tackle green growth.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Understanding the development dimension of green growth
Chapter 2: Why is green growth vital for developing countries?
Chapter 3: An agenda for action on national green growth policy
Chapter 4: International co-operation on green growth
Chapter 5: Measuring progress towards green growth
Chapter 6: Gearing up for green growth across the developing world
Annex A: Index of developing country examples
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- OECD ENVIRONET Expert Workshop: Green Growth, Development Planning and Policy, (20 February 2014, OECD, Paris, France)
- Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum: How to Unlock Investment in Support of Green Growth? OECD, Paris, France, 5-6 December 2013.
- G20 Development Working Group Workshop on Inclusive Green Growth (July 2013, Moscow, Russia)
- National Scoping Workshop on Inclusive Green Growth in Zambia (4-5 July 2013, Chisamba, Zambia, )
- Joint OECD / African Development Bank Green growth workshop in Africa (January 2013, Lusaka, Zambia)
Towards Green Growth in Emerging and Developing Asia (forthcoming in 2014)
In the context of the 2012 East Asia Climate Partnership (EACP) programme, the OECD has engaged in a 2-year horizontal project, Towards Green Growth in Emerging and Developing Asia, whose overarching objective is to help promote green growth in ASEAN countries in line with the region’s development objectives. Building on the OECD expertise on green growth, this work will follow up on the OECD Green Growth framework and the OECD Strategy on Development which will be tailored to the specificities of ASEAN economies.
Green Growth Studies
Making Growth Green and Inclusive: The Case of Cambodia
This report presents a case study on Cambodia that is designed to answer the following questions: Can developing countries strike a balance between economic growth, societal well-being and environmental protection? Can inclusive, green growth be a way forward?
Making Growth Green and Inclusive: The Case of Ethiopia
This report showcases the holistic approach to growth that the Ethiopian Government has recently developed, which aims to tackle the issues inherent in growth paths that produce environmental problems, and to realise potentials from investing in Ethiopia’s natural assets.
Green Growth and Poverty Reduction: Policy Coherence for pro-Poor Growth (2013) explores the policy coherence for development dimensions of green growth strategies pursued by OECD member states.
Green growth: OECD work on green growth and development - topic site
OECD documents on green growth
OECD contribution to the G20 Development Working Group: A Toolkit of Policy Options to Support Inclusive Green Growth (2012 Mexico Presidency)
Green Growth is the Heart of Development, guest article by DAC Chair Erik Solheim
World Environment Day - OECD Insights blog post by Serge Tomasi, Deputy Director of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate