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Grounding Green Power: Bottom-Up Perspectives on Smart Renewable Energy Policy in Developing Countries

This new working paper from the World Resources Institute (WRI) in cooperation with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, outlines the key components of smart renewable energy policy in developing countries. The paper proposes priorities for international donors looking to make the most efficient investments in clean …
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Toward a Sunny Future? Global Integration in the Solar PV Industry

Policymakers seem to face a trade-off when designing national trade and investment policies related to clean energy sectors. They have pledged to address climate change and accelerate the large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies, which would benefit from increased global integration. At the same time, they are also keen to nurture and protect domestic clean …
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Investing in Sustainable Energy Futures

This report released by the World Resources Institute (WRI) analyzes energy-related loan programs at the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the newly-created Clean Technology Fund (CTF). Despite the increase in sustainable energy initiatives, a limited number of loans financed by the World Bank, the IDB and ADB …
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On the Frontiers of Finance: Scaling up Investment in Sustainable SMEs in Developing Countries

This report from the World Research Institute provides an overview of the current landscape, lending practices, and principal challenges of financial intermediaries providing capital to sustainable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. The report defines sustainable SMEs as those whose core business produces a triple bottom-line return —that is, social, environmental, and financial …
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