Inclusive Green Economy in Practice is a capacity development program for civil servants in East Africa on economic policy instruments for achieving a just green transition. It bridges gaps between research and policy to get evidence-based policies and practices. 

The objectives of the program are to increase knowledge and skills on IGE and economic policy instruments in governmental organizations and to increase their organizational capacity to apply these instruments in practice. By building a stronger Community of Practice on Inclusive Green Economy (IGE) to improve the collaboration between governmental organizations, sector stakeholders, and academia in the countries and the region, our objective is to promote a higher implementation of evidence-based policies for poverty reduction, environmental and resource management, and climate change in the Global South. 

Major areas of contribution

The IGE program contains several activities as presented below and aims at contributing to impacts on a system, organizational and individual level, respectively. 

  • High-level dialogues to match policy knowledge needs with scientific evidence 

  • Professional in-service training on IGE and economic policy instruments 

  • Training of Trainers; participants learn tools to train their colleagues on IGE 

  • Co-create solutions to IGE Transformation Initiatives 

  • Cross-country learning workshops 

  • Initiate and promote the development of an IGE community of practice 

  • Develop and maintain a digital learning platform


The IGE program is led by the EfD Global Hub at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in close collaboration with the EfD Centers located in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Our team in Rwanda is based at the Ministry of Economic Planning and Finance with support from the EfD center located in South Africa. 

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