Thematic Strategies: Communities of Practice

Gender and Inclusive Development

Poverty eradication, gender equality and social inclusion are firmly embedded in the rights-based principle of “Leaving No One Behind” of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This commitment is clearly stated in the Paris Climate Agreement, GGGI’s Strategic Framework, and in line with GGGI Members and Partners’ development priorities. It is founded in human rights, but in recognition that Green Growth transformations and ambitious climate action would fall short without a deliberate and ambitious focus on how to simultaneously achieve a more equal and just world where both benefits and costs of green transitions are equitably distributed. Poor countries and communities are least to blame but most affected by the climate crisis. Likewise, women and marginalized groups are disproportionally impacted. It requires strategic policy innovations, and financial and technological solutions to address the structural barriers of poverty and gender inequality. Failing to do so could not only be harmful to marginalized communities, but also undermine efforts to achieve green growth transitions and the goals of the Paris Agreement. Instead, gender equality and poverty eradication are accelerators across all SDGs, and central to having political will and public demand for ambitious green policies and reforms.

The GGGI Gender and Social Inclusion Strategy 2021-2025 lays out pathways for inclusive green growth, ensuring a strong and systematic focus on meaningful participation, equal access to benefits and social safeguard management at all stages of green growth and climate action processes. Co-benefits in the context of GGGI’s work with Members is defined as SDG alignment with attention to human rights, principles for “just transitions” and promotion of peace and stability. Co-benefits are generated across all GGGI’s Programmatic Solutions and in the areas of: Decent, green Jobs Creation and sustainable livelihoods particularly for women, youth and informal sector actors; improved health; access to sustainable services in sectors such as energy, transport, sanitation and waste; and, enhanced resilience and adaptation for communities most vulnerable to climate change.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impacts on increased poverty, gender inequality and declining human development, has further emphasized the importance of a new green and gender-transformative model for development. GGGI is also supporting Members and Partners on green recovery with aim to “build back better”.

Projects

rw37
Countries
RW37 Green Investment Mobilization to Support Rwanda’s Planned National Volcanoes Park Expansion
Start Date Q2 2022
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • National Financing Vehicles
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SN10
Countries
SN10 Climate Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Value Chains in Senegal
Start Date Q4 2022
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Climate-Smart Agriculture
  • Climate Finance
  • Green Jobs
  • Renewable Energy
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RW31
Countries
RW31-Smart and Electric Public Transport Services for Low-Carbon City Development in Rwand
Start Date Q3 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 150,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Waste
  • Solar Energy
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
  • Startups
  • Carbon Pricing
  • Green Jobs
  • Green recovery
  • GHGI
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RW27
Countries
RW27-Supporting the Transition to E-mobility in Rwanda
Start Date Q1 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 47,574
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
  • Green Finance
  • Startups
  • Carbon Pricing
  • Green Jobs
  • GHGI
  • Monitoring
  • Renewable Energy
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UG15
Countries
UG15 Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization
Start Date Q1 July 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 5,532,179
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Waste
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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CI05
Countries
CI05 NDC Partnership Economic Advisory Support
Start Date Q1 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 163,676
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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PH24
Countries
PH24 Climate Resilient and Inclusive Green Growth for Poor Rural Communities: Accelerating Implementation in the Agriculture Value Chain
Start Date Q3 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 4,800,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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CO10
Countries
CO10 Scaling up rural electrification via capacity building to public and private actors
Start Date Q1 24 February 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 626
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Solar Energy
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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BF15
Countries
BF15 Promoting Solar Irrigation Pumping Systems and Mini-grids in Burkina Faso
Start Date Q1 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,059,950
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • 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
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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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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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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Countries
MX07 GCF Readiness Support for Mexico
Start Date Q1 Aug 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 798,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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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 • November 16, 2022

No “Just Transition” Without Gender Equality

Gender-Just Transitions: Achieving transformative impact for climate action The poorest and most disadvantaged people, especially in emerging and developing economies, are disproportionately affected by negative impacts of environmental degradation and climate change. Women and girls face higher risk of food insecurity compared to men and boys, are more likely to die in extreme weather events, […]

News • October 12, 2022

Launch of Renewable Energy and Green Economy Trainings for Remote Rural Communities in Solomon Islands

Honiara, Solomon Islands, September 2022 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with the Department of Energy under the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE) will be conducting community level trainings in six selected rural communities of Guadalcanal and Central Province under its project titled “Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation […]

News • August 16, 2022

GGGI supports UNFCCC Training on Asian Least Developed Countries Access to Climate Finance

August 8-11, 2022, the UNFCCC in collaboration with UNESCAP under the auspices of the Needs-based Finance Project hosted a training on “Climate Finance mobilization and access to Least Developed Countries in Asia”. Governments of Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal and Timor-Leste were gathered with experts from Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Adaptation Fund and Global […]

News • July 29, 2022

GGGI, Norway and the Government of Antioquia work together to strengthen Nature-based Tourism in the region

Antioquia, July, 2022. the Government of Antioquia and the Secretary of Tourism of Antioquia, with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), under the second phase of the Colombia-GGGI-Norway Green Growth Program, successfully presented the advances made in the Nature-based Tourism Strategy 2040 and the Strategic Tourism Plan lines in Antioquia. In addition, […]

News • July 26, 2022

GGGI and UNCDF expand their partnership to support small green businesses in the Pacific

Suva, Fiji – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) signed an amendment to their existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand areas of cooperation on 29th June. The document was signed virtually by Gerard O’Donoghue, on behalf of GGGI Director General and Mr Bram Peters, Regional Manager-Pacific of UNCDF. The […]

News • July 19, 2022

Climate action, gender, equality and social inclusion awareness for agri-business development

Kampala –July 7, 2022 – GGGI Energy Expert Fredrick Barasa facilitated a one-week introductory training for the Agribusiness Development Centre (ADC) staff  on green growth, climate change action, gender, equality and social inclusion. The training aligns to the  increased demand for smarter approaches among technical teams to deliver socially and environmentally compliant interventions. The ADC  […]

News • July 13, 2022

GGGI disseminates standard operating guidelines and manuals for Solar water pumping in Uganda.

Horticulture farming offers an opportunity for many smallholder farmers in Uganda to find a route out of poverty. However, climate change manifesting itself through increased occurrence of drought, seasonal variations and temperature increase has caused tremendous losses to these farmers due to their reliance on rainfed agriculture. Investment in irrigation has been proven as a […]

News • July 5, 2022

2022 GGGI Africa Regional Country Representatives Retreat: 27 June – 3 July

Theme: Mobilizing Green Investments to Africa The office of GGGI Senegal led by Assana Magagi-Alio, Country Representative and supported by Mamadou Konate, Country Program Lead have hosted the 2022 GGGI Africa Regional Retreat from 27 June to 3 July 2022 at the Novotel hotel in Dakar. The retreat brough together the leadership of the region, […]

News • June 27, 2022

Uganda Women in Climate Change 2022 Declaration

Preamble Despite women being disproportionately affected by climate change, they play a crucial role in climate change adaptation and mitigation. Climate change frequently affects women and men differently (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007). The primary reason for these differences is the varying levels of access to resources knowledge, skills, and finance that shape how […]

News • June 22, 2022

Access to climate finance as path to private sector investment in NDC and Green Emergent Plan

The country representative of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) reiterated, on Thursday, the support of this structure to the State of Senegal in the formulation and adoption of policies to increase green investment. ”I would like to recall that within the framework of our mandate and under its strategic objectives, the GGGI supports the […]

News • June 17, 2022

Gender at the center of the low-carbon development strategies of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, through the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), is in the process of formulating its long-term (2050) low-carbon development strategies. At the current stage of reporting on low-carbon scenarios, it was important to consider gender, women’s empowerment and social inclusion aspects in the sectors of transport, waste, agriculture, […]

News • June 17, 2022

Two Tongan green enterprises win USD5,000 each in seed grants through the Mafoa ‘Ae Ata – Youth Innovation Challenge Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator program

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA: Saturday, 11th June 2022 – Tonga Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Inc. (TYEE) in collobration with Partners Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)’s Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network (PGEN), Breadfruit Consulting and supported by Solutions Consulting House held a Graduation Ceremony for the first Mafoa ‘a e Ata (MAA) – Youth Innovation Challenge Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator […]

News • June 7, 2022

Draft Gulu Physical Development Plan Handover

Gulu City, June 6, 2022 Gulu City has received the final draft of the Physical Development Plan. The plan has been developed under the greening Uganda’s urbanization and industrialization project, funded by the European union. The plan is a spatial expression of the social and economic environment or other policy, at National, regional, district, city  […]

News • May 27, 2022

GGGI AT COP15 ON DESERTIFICATION

UNCCD CoP 15 was held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from May 9 to 20, 2022. This was GGGI’s first participation at the desertification CoP, marked by a video message from P&C of GGGI Mr. Ban Ki Moon, and a statement from DDG Mrs. Helena Mcleod at the Heads of State summit, in which GGGI pledged […]

News • May 6, 2022

GGGI at Cop15 on desertification

Cote d’Ivoire is hosting the Fifteen’s Conference of the parties (COP) from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, a major conference to address the future of Land management, from May 9 to May 20. The main challenge around “Land. Life. Legacy: From Scarcity to Prosperity,” is a call to action to ensure that land, […]

News • April 28, 2022

Uganda Building committees in 5 Districts trained on Green Buildings

What are building committees? In 2013, the Building Control Act of Uganda established a building committee in each district and urban authority. The act also established the National Building Review Board (NBRB) to oversee the activities of the building committees. The building committee is responsible for issuing building permits after reviewing the building proposals submitted […]

News • April 21, 2022

GREEN COCKTAIL

  On March 25th, 2022, was held an exchange event which turned around the project “support for the establishment of a national financial vehicle focusing on buildings and ecological infrastructures, the development of a system of minimum compliance of ecological buildings and the application in direct access for Cote d’Ivoire”. The exchange meeting, called Green […]

News • April 6, 2022

GGGI – KOICA teams hold a familiarization visit to Kiteezi Landfill

On 29 March, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) staff visited the Kiteezi landfill to check the status quo of the landfill, collect information on how the landfill is managed, observe how much waste is coming in and out, how data is managed by KCCA, and to identify challenges. This […]

News • April 6, 2022

GGGI held the ordinary session of the senegal cooperation steering committee

The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development convened the ordinary session of the steering committee of the GGGI country cooperation programme in Senegal in the presence of the statutory party members. As usual at the beginning of each year, the steering committee meets to examine the evolution of the implementation of the programme in 2021, […]

News • April 5, 2022

Six inspirational Pacific Women share their stories during “Women in Green Innovation in the Pacific” virtual ‘Talanoa’

8th March 2022 – Over 100 attendees from across the Pacific joined the virtual “Women in Green Innovation in the Pacific” virtual ‘talanoa’ hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and partners Emstret Space, Greenhouse Co-working, Samoa Business Hub, Tonga Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship and Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce & Industry in a special […]

Reports

Case Study: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in the development of the Peruvian Sustainable Bond Framework Climate Bonds  • Green Bonds  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion  • sustainable bonds  • green finance
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Case Study: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in the development of the Peruvian Sustainable Bond Framework

Climate Bonds  • Green Bonds  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion  • sustainable bonds  • green finance  • Peru  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Climate Finance  • Green Growth

Evaluation of Rwanda Country Program (2022) Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport
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Evaluation of Rwanda Country Program (2022)

Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • National Financing Vehicles  • Green Growth

Gender Assessment of Stakeholders Report for GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Project on Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda Floods and landlisdes  • Kamonyi  • Huye  • GCF NAP Readiness and Preparatory Porject  • Rusizi
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Gender Assessment of Stakeholders Report for GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Project on Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda

Floods and landlisdes  • Kamonyi  • Huye  • GCF NAP Readiness and Preparatory Porject  • Rusizi  • City of Kigali  • Gender Assessment  • National Adaptation Plan  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion  • GESI  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • GCF  • Cross Cutting  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • National Adaptation Planning (NAP)

Narmada Landscape Restoration Project (NLRP) sustainable landscapes  • IIFM  • India  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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Narmada Landscape Restoration Project (NLRP)

sustainable landscapes  • IIFM  • India  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Landscapes  • PES  • USAID

Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017) Paraguay  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates
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Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017)

Paraguay  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Papua New Guinea  • Mozambique  • Hungary  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Qatar  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • México  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate Finance  • National Financing Vehicles  • NFVs

Special Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results (2021) Rwanda  • Senegal  • Cambodia  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia
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Special Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results (2021)

Rwanda  • Senegal  • Cambodia  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • Uganda  • Ethiopia  • Green Cities  • Peru  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance

Green and Resilient Recovery Brochure Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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Green and Resilient Recovery Brochure

Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth

Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • India  • Rwanda
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Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Saint Lucia  • Mozambique  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Hungary  • Fiji  • Philippines  • Qatar  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Burkina Faso  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Tonga  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • México  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • Coastal Resilience

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda MoE  • AOC  • waste  • existing public buildings  • MININFRA
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda

MoE  • AOC  • waste  • existing public buildings  • MININFRA  • Rwanda Building Code 2019  • RHA  • green existing buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • administrative office complex  • Mininstry of infrastructure  • Rwanda Green Building  • Rwanda  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Energy  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Green Buildings  • water

Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia

Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Sustainable Landscapes

Urban-Rural Linkages in Times of Coronavirus Pandemic: Lessons from Musanze District in Rwanda inclusive urbanisation  • musanze secondary city  • COVID 19  • rural -urban linkages  • Rural women
Preliminary Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment for Papua New Guinea Gender Equality and Social Inclusion  • Papua New Guinea  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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Preliminary Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment for Papua New Guinea

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion  • Papua New Guinea  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth

GGGI Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Strategy Gender Equality and Social Inclusion  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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GGGI Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Strategy

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion  • Gender and Inclusive Development

Third Joint Donor Review of GGGI (2015) Paraguay  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia
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Third Joint Donor Review of GGGI (2015)

Paraguay  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Guyana  • Mozambique  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Qatar  • Peru  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Green Finance

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Deputy Director and Head of Climate Action and Inclusive Development

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