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Global Value Chains and Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Trade and Industrial Policies?

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Value Chains
12. July 2018

Through global value chains, low-income and least developed countries can integrate into the global trading system, which offers significant opportunities for economic growth, job creation, and learning by exporting. However, participation in global value chains does not automatically result in upgrading and social and environmental sustainability. This report summarises the key findings of ICTSD’s Inclusive Economic Transformation research programme on global value chains. In a series of case studies, the programme examined tea value chains in Kenya, Nepal, and Sri…

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What Do Private Companies Look for in a Performance-based Non-revenue Water Project?

World Bank Group  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Finance
6. July 2018

Recent estimates place global annual non-revenue water (NRW), i.e. water produced but not billed because of commercial or physical losses, at 126 billion cubic meters. This translates to nearly $40 billion in annual losses on waste and foregone revenues—a sum, that even if a fraction could be recovered, would underpin a compelling market opportunity for private service companies and a boost to public water utilities’ sustainability. A new joint initiative is aiming to drive declines in NRW faster, cheaper, and…

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Building Capabilities for Productive Development

Inter-American Development Bank  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Global Policy
6. July 2018

Productive development policies (PDPs) are notoriously hard. They involve a daunting level of technical detail, require public-private collaboration, are in constant danger of capture, and demand time consistency hard to achieve in a politically volatile region. Nevertheless, the potential of PDPs to revitalize the region’s economic performance and spur productivity growth cannot be ignored. This book takes an in-depth look at 17 cases involving productive development agencies from Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica and Uruguay, identifying key features of institutional design…

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Global Value Chain Policy Series: Environment

World Economic Forum  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Value Chains
6. July 2018

This paper examines two questions that arise at the intersection of environmental sustainability and global value chains. The first relates to trade and other barriers to the smooth functioning of environmental goods and services value chains. The development, production and distribution of these products are vital for a sustainable, low-carbon future, but differences over definitions, protectionism and regulatory uncertainty pose challenges. The second question relates to how value-chain actors can be encouraged to improve sustainability outcomes throughout the value chain,…

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Mobilising Capital for Sustainable Infrastructure: The Cases of the AIIB and the NDB

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
6. July 2018

This discussion paper examines how private capital can be mobilised for sustainable infrastructure, with particular reference to the newly created Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the New Development Bank (NDB), also known as the BRICS Bank. The paper provides an overview of how development banks can mitigate the global investment gap in the area of sustainable infrastructure through targeted lending and various financial instruments. The paper builds on the experiences of the European Investment Bank – as well as…

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Quality Rules in India: Trade, Technical Regulations and Consumer Protection

Observer Research Foundation  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Global Policy
6. July 2018

India’s competitiveness in manufacturing and the success of ‘Make in India’ depend on its ability to produce high-quality products and services. Product quality is important for human health and consumer safety, as well as for protecting the climate and the environment. One way of ensuring that products and services meet certain standards is through technical regulations with mandatory compliance. However, technical regulations also have the potential to impede the cross-border flow of goods and services if they become barriers to…

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Accelerating Corporate Procurement of Renewable Energy in India

World Business Council for Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
29. June 2018

Purchasing renewable electricity is becoming more attractive for companies across the world. In India, increasing grid power tariffs for commercial and industrial consumers, falling prices for renewable projects and renewable energy’s contributions to sustainability commitments have led to companies actively procuring renewable power for their operations. One option for companies to buy renewable power is to use corporate renewable Power purchase Agreements, a contract between a power buyer and a power producer to purchase electricity at a pre-agreed price for…

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Energy-Water-Land Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Perspective from the Paris Agreement Climate Mitigation Pledges

Inter-American Development Bank  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
29. June 2018

The concept of the energy, water, and land (EWL) nexus encompasses a growing concern on the availability of vital resources derived from these intertwined systems, and how to manage the nexus resources to respond to the challenges posed by future human demands, aggravated by the perspective of climate change. This paper explores how the Paris Pledges might influence the EWL nexus in Latin America. In particular, it explores the near-term and long-term implications of the Paris pledges on the EWL…

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