The transition towards a green economy and its implications for quality infrastructure

Virtual launch

Ort / Datum


National Metrology Institute of Germany / Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

The transition towards a green economy has become an urgent need. It implies accelerated diffusion of manifold green technologies, which in turn generates opportunities for domestic value creation in terms of learning, localization of supply chains, and employment. A pre-condition for the effective development and diffusion of green technologies and for the increase in competitiveness is the presence of well-functioning national quality infrastructure systems. Quality infrastructure comprises standards, conformity assessment (that is, inspection, testing and certification), metrology and accreditation. Quality infrastructure is necessary for securing access to new markets, improving productivity, enabling innovation, and ensuring environmental and consumer protection. Building up relevant quality infrastructure capabilities is, therefore, decisive for effectively using, adapting and innovating on technologies.

The DIE-PTB study examines this nexus between green technologies and quality infrastructure in developing countries. It examines which technologies are most relevant and how quality infrastructure interventions can support the transition towards a green economy. The study explores three case studies in more detail: India, Morocco, and Ethiopia.

The DIE and the PTB cordially invite you to the virtual launch event with an expert round table to present and discuss results from the study. Special attention will be given to the following aspects:

  • Which green technologies are diffusing in developing countries and at what pace?
  • What quality infrastructure interventions are needed to support and benefit from this transition?
  • What are the implications for development cooperation programs aimed at enabling the transition to a green economy?


Introductory welcome:

  • Marion Stoldt, Head of Group 9.3 International Cooperation, PTB




Confirmed speakers:


Authors of the study:
Georgeta Vidican Auktor, Professor, TH Nürnberg
Tilman Altenburg, Head of research programme "Transformation of Economic and Social Systems", DIE
Andreas Stamm, Senior researcher, Research programme "Transformation of Economic and Social Systems", DIE



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Datum / Uhrzeit

30.09.2020 / 14:00 - 16:00




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