Sustainable Growth Newswire

EPF compiles a selection of policy oriented-research from around the globe pertaining to its policy initiatives. To receive a weekly email of the newswire, please subscribe to our newsletter

Select Policy Initiative  

Eight things to know about the Green Climate Fund

International institute for Environment and Development  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
17. June 2016

The aim of this document is to provide an overview of Green Climate Fund (GCF) and its operational procedures. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of the national designated authority (NDA) and prospective national implementing entities in Tanzania to help them directly access the fund. It is an internal briefing document commissioned by PO-RALG to brief its staff on the GCF. IIED | Eight things to know about the Green Climate Fund 

Read more

Projecting progress: The SDGs in Latin America and the Caribbean

Overseas Development Institute  
Policy Initiative: Other
17. June 2016

This paper presents Latin America and the Caribbean’s (LAC) likely progress across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda, if trends continue on their current trajectories. LAC is set to do particularly well on three goals and targets. Notably the region has been the most unequal globally, but reductions will count as some of the most impressive globally if present trends continue. Ending extreme poverty and expanding energy access are the other two areas in which the region is set to make significant gains.…

Read more

sNAPshot: Grenada’s Approach to Initiating Sector Integration of Adaptation Considerations

International Institute for Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Regional Integration
17. June 2016

No single approach to integrating climate adaptation considerations into sector planning exists. However, concrete examples are emerging as more countries pursue national adaptation plan (NAP) processes. South-South sharing of experiences through the NAP Global Network has shown that, in the early stages of NAP processes, the impetus for sector integration can be found in different ministries and at different levels depending on the country context. A spectrum of approaches to initiating sector integration of climate adaptation is emerging, ranging from…

Read more

Enabling Trade: Unlocking the Potential of Mexico and Vietnam

World Economic Forum  
Policy Initiative: Other
17. June 2016

The primary objective of the World Economic Forum’s Enabling Trade initiative is to ensure growth in trade and momentum for the global implementation of the 2013 Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement. With that as the goal, the government of Mexico and the Forum launched a joint study to help catalyse Mexico’s progress; this report represents the majority of the work in 2015. In addition, the initiative investigated the progress made by Vietnam, the significant remaining trade obstacles it faces and the…

Read more

Monitoring Regional Economic Integration in Asia

Asian Development Bank  
Policy Initiative: Regional Integration
10. June 2016

Regional economic integration is a process in which two or more countries agree to eliminate economic barriers, with the end goal of enhancing productivity and achieving greater economic interdependence. Given the diversity of Asia and the capacity constraints of countries in the region to manage integration, building an integrated Asian market is not easy. It requires not only the ability to implement initiatives to support the markets, but also a high level commitment by countries to ensure that policies are…

Read more

Mainstreaming Water Resources Management in Urban Projects : Taking an Integrated Urban Water Management Approach

World Bank  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
10. June 2016

This note provides guidance for cities in developing countries for managing the urban water cycle in a sustainable manner by using an Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) approach. After a brief introduction to the concept of IUWM, this note profiles the different IUWM approaches applied in three types of cities: a water-scarce, fast-developing city (Windhoek, Namibia), an expanding city subject to climate extremes (Melbourne, Australia) and a dense flood-prone city (Rotterdam, the Netherlands). It also profiles an example of World…

Read more

What Does Aid Do to Fiscal Policy? New Evidence

International Monetary Fund  
Policy Initiative: Other
10. June 2016

  Foreign aid is a sizable source of government financing for several developing countries and its allocation matters for the conduct of fiscal policy. This paper revisits fiscal effects of shifts in aid dependency in 59 developing countries from 1960 to 2010. It identifies structural shifts in aid dependency: upward shifts (structural increases in aid inflows) and downward shifts (structural increases in aid inflows). These shifts are treated as shocks in aid dependency and treatment effect methods are used to…

Read more

Integrated Planning & Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities

Green Growth Knowledge Platform  
Policy Initiative: Other
10. June 2016

In September 2015, UN Member States approved the 2030 Development Agenda and a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs holistically address the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development and are designed to be pursued in combination, rather than one at a time. Integrated development is therefore at the heart of the 2030 Development Agenda as reflected in the SDGs. Inclusive Green Economy (IGE) approaches and those that address the Poverty-Environment Nexus (PEN) can play a central…

Read more

Seite 97 von 106« Erste...102030...9596979899...Letzte »
EPF | Economic Policy Forum

EPF | Economic Policy Forum

?>