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17 December 2020, 00:00:00

Fourth Edition Greenness of Stimulus Index

The Greenness of Stimulus Index (GSI) assesses the effectiveness of the COVID-19 stimulus efforts by G20 countries and other major economies in ensuring an economic recovery that takes advantage of sustainable growth opportunities, and builds resilience through the protection of the climate and biodiversity.


It provides a method to gauge the current impact of the COVID-19 responses, to track countries’ progress over time, and to identify and recommend measures for improving the effectiveness of those responses.


This release is updated as of December 2020.


This update of the index incorporates significant new information that has become available since the previous release in October, including the latest announcements on stimulus flows, deregulation and environmental policies. It also contains two fresh pieces of analysis that examine the job-creating potential of nature-based solutions, and that uncover insights by analysing stimulus based on its policy type rather than its sectoral impact area.