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The missing majority


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A presentation on 'The missing majority' by Emily Benson, of the Green Economy Coalition.

The presentation was made at a conference on "The biggest 'private sector': what place for the informal economy in green and inclusive growth?" on 25 February 2016.

The event was hosted by IIED and the Green Economy Coalition, WIEGO, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the OECD's Sahel and West Africa Club.

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The missing majority

  1. 1. The missing majority
  2. 2. What is the status of the ‘green transition’? • Over 40 national green economy / growth plans • Big players taking a lead OECD, World Bank, regional development banks, UN PAGE (UNEP, UNDP, ILO, UNITAR, UNIDO) + newer organisations e.g. GGGI • Private sector
  3. 3. Are ‘green funds’ flowing?
  4. 4. Where are the funds coming from? Source; Green Growth Action Alliance 2012
  5. 5. How does informality feature in green growth discourse?
  6. 6. How does informality feature in green growth strategies? • Out of 15 national plans - 6 mention informality • Those references focus on structure of economy rather than how GG might impact informal markets • E.g. Egypt; Kenya
  7. 7. How will people who don’t have a stake in the ‘brown’ economy have one in a green economy?