Objectives of the group
As a long term goal, the Green Growth Working Group (GGWG) aims to mainstream green and inclusive growth strategies in private sector development, while advocating for the importance of private sector development when implementing green and inclusive growth strategies in other areas of development cooperation.
The other main goals are:
- To allow participating members to use knowledge and guidance acquired through the Working Group in their agencies for mainstreaming inclusive green growth through advocacy, policy development and/or programme development (implementation).
- To advance knowledge sharing on inclusive green growth in PSD through exploring and disseminating experience and lesson learned on new topics.
One of the group’s areas of focus has been the topic of Business Environment Reform and Green Growth. In collaboration with the Business Environment Working Group, the GGWG has investigated how BER can foster the private sector’s contribution to Green Growth, what the trade-offs are and how they have been managed. An initial report was published, and then developed further to incorporate in-depth case studies and derive policy recommendations for practitioners. Most recently, the GGWG has published guidance on gender-responsive green growth.
As per the GGWG Work Plan, members are:
- Analysing the interface of private sector development and the circular economy.
- Organising a series of webinars, including the two featured below.
DCED/GGKP Webinar: Climate Expert: Helping SMEs to develop strong climate adaptation strategies, September 2019.
DCED/GGKP Webinar on Making Gender-Responsive Green Growth Happen, December 2019.
- Using Private Sector Development to achieve a Green Recovery in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic, DCED, 2020. This guidance paper considers how green growth approaches in PSD programmes can contribute to helping countries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Gender-Responsive Green Growth Guidance Sheets: A series outlining the state of the art and current examples, all by Katherine Miles for DCED, 2019.
- Supporting Green Growth in Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings, Technopolis – DCED, 2019. This scoping study explores how inclusive and green growth can be supported in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.