The Global Green Growth Institute presents:



Partnering to Catalyze

Green Growth


Halting the rise in global temperatures, addressing the impacts of climate change, and delivering the national development goals of countries around the world cannot be achieved by any one government, organization, or stakeholder. Multi-stakeholder partnerships are critical to driving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and meeting NDCs commitments. The transition to a model of economic growth that is green - that is climate-resilient, environmentally sustainable, and socially inclusive - can only be accomplished through strong, innovative, and catalytic partnerships.

Recognizing the importance of partnerships to deliver at greater scale and impact, GGGI has committed to identifying and engaging with partners that share its mission. In 2018, GGGI developed over 70 partnerships in the delivery of 30 projects. GGGI’s diverse partnerships count

governments, financial institutions, the private sector, academics institutions in developing and developed countries, intergovernmental organizations, and global initiatives and platforms that bring together stakeholders and scale-up green growth impact.

GGGI’s development of longer-term partnerships with stakeholders benefit its Member and partner countries and the organization itself. Prioritizing delivery of work with strategic partners rather than outsourced consultancies allows GGGI to build its in-house capacity and better maintain and share knowledge gained though project implementation. GGGI's growing network of partners provide Member and partner countries with increasing opportunities to leverage knowledge and capacity and mobilize climate finance to realize green investments.


Message from the President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council

Dear Friends and Members of the
Global Green Growth Institute,

Two-thousand eighteen brought further stark warnings that the traditional model of development is unsustainable. Record setting temperatures, wildfires and increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events such as droughts and floods vividly illustrated the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on 1.5°C, that an increase in warming from the current 1°C to 1.5-2°C will significantly increase the impacts of climate change and may result in catastrophic events and irreversible systemic changes.

Message from the

Dear Green Growth Stakeholders,

I have now been Director-General of GGGI for over 2 years. Since arriving in October 2016, we have implemented the organization’s Work Program and Budget (WPB) 2017-18, while at the same time building a new business model and taking the first steps to develop our next 10-year strategy.

The results delivered in 2018 and the impact that GGGI will catalyze in the decade to come are the culmination of the organization’s commitment to its green growth mission and our transformational actions to become more flexible and innovative, and capable of catalyzing inclusive, environmentally sustainable growth at scale and where it will achieve most impact.


The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization established in 2012, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Founded to support and promote the mainstreaming of green growth, GGGI programs and projects target economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. GGGI works across four priority areas considered to be essential to transforming national economies, including energy, water, landscapes and green cities.

GGGI works across four priority areas considered to be essential to transforming national economies, including energy, water, landscapes and green cities.



Headquartered in Seoul, Republic of Korea, GGGI has 32 members with operations in 33 countries.

2018 GGGI Member Countries

2018 GGGI Resource Partners




In 2018, GGGI continued to deliver on strategic outcomes and policy priorities set out in its Refreshed Strategic Plan 2015-2020 and Work Program and Budget (WPB)2017-2018. The WPB is the main tool for delivering the strategic goals of GGGI to affect the transformational change of its Member and partner countries. Over the course of the year, GGGI continued to strengthen the integration of its business units to enable and enhance impact of on the ground delivery.

Since 2017, GGGI has shifted strategic focus toward the ‘right side’ of its Value Chain with the clear intention to accelerate the implementation of green growth projects and transformational change in Member and partner countries, and ensure greater visibility of green growth outcomes and impacts.


GGGI’s corporate results are reported annually at the end of every year to measure Work Program Budget (WPB) results and achievements against GGGI’s corporate targets as set out in the Refreshed Corporate Results Framework (CRF) 2015-2020 and the delivery of GGGI’s Refreshed Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The purpose is twofold: first to demonstrate the impact of GGGI’s support in the transformation of Member and partner countries toward a green growth pathway; and second, to be transparent and account for GGGI’s activities and results to donors and key stakeholders.


GGGI’s ongoing efforts to improve its financial stability and strengthen its business processes are designed to enhance its performance, effectiveness, governance, accountabilities and brand.



GGGI adopted the Refreshed Strategic Plan 2015-2020, in 2017, with six new Strategic Outcomes to increase the impact of its interventions and accelerate the green growth transformation of Member and partner countries. GGGI also took a range of actions under the umbrella of the iGROW reforms to reinforce and strengthen its management for results under a more effective results-based management (RBM) system.

The RBM serves as a strategic management tool that integrates and drives GGGI interventions and service along its Value Chain toward the achievement of higher-level outcomes and impacts, which align with Member and partner countries SDGs and NDCs commitments.


GGGI aims to be a results-focused organization committed to meet its accountability, transparency, learning and continuous improvement needs. This section compiles the results for 70 projects which were implemented as part of the WPB 2017-18.

Explore what GGGI accomplished by selecting one of the different categories and clicking on the available reports.

Africa and the Middle East
Asia and the Pacific
Latin America
Global Programs


GGGI received an unqualified 2018 audited financial statement from the external auditors. The following summary of the audited financial statement provides an overview of the components affecting GGGI’s financial position in 2018.


Many GGGI country offices made efforts to boost sustainable office measures by reducing paper and plastic consumption, implementing waste management and recycling systems, practicing green procurement and events, and increasing engagement with their partners through workshops and knowledge-sharing.



Click here to download print friendly files:

00 | Key Messages (PDF, 5 pages, 317 Kb)

01 | Messages from the Leadership (PDF, 2 pages, 127 Kb)

02 | About GGGI (PDF, 1 page, 1,1 Mb)

03 | Member Countries and Operations (PDF, 1 page, 1Mb)

04 | 2018 GGGI Milestones (PDF, 2 pages, 224Kb)

05 | Partnering to Catalyze Green Growth (PDF, 1 page, 62Kb)

06 | GGGI’s Strategic Framework and WPB 2017‐2018 (PDF, 2 pages, 365Kb)

07 | Corporate Results Framework (PDF, 5 pages, 926Kb)

08 | Maximizing organizational effectiveness and efficiency (PDF, 4 pages, 166Kb)

09 | Approach to Results‐based Management (PDF, 2 pages, 194Kb)

10 | Project Results Reports (ZIP, 174 pages, 4Mb)

11 | Summary of Financial Statements (PDF, 3 pages, 554Kb)

12 | Greening GGGI (PDF, 2 pages, 166Kb)



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