The Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network (GAIN)

GAIN is an international network of individual researchers, research institutions and international organisations that aims at developing tools to better understand the effects of green policies on employment and therefore contribute to promoting the just transition to the green economy.
In order to achieve this objective, GAIN developed a methodology that uses Input-Output Analysis and allows to investigate the quantitative effects of green policies on employment. More details on this methodology can be found in the recently launched GAIN Training Guidebook.

Framed within the Just Transition, this analysis allows countries to foresee the opportunities and risks to reshape their economic and labour policies and investment decisions to maximize employment gains.
See more information about the GAIN’s background, objectives, and outcomes.
  1. GAIN Training Guidebook

    GAIN has developed its policy-oriented Training Guidebook. This guidebook offers tools to policy makers, research institutes and statistical offices to undertake country green jobs assessments. The methodology used for the final assessment uses Input Output Analysis.

  1. Green Jobs Assessment Reports

    Green Jobs Assessment Reports are policy-oriented research projects that aim at providing insights on the employment impact of green policies. Underpinned by the GAIN standardised methodology detailed in the GAIN Training Guidebook, the results of these assessments feed into the formulation of national policies that support the Just Transition. 


  1. The Socioeconomic Impacts of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

    This session will explore the linkages between the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and the Just Transition. In particular, the webinar will shed light on the employment impacts of NDC-related climate action and how can governments use evidence-based research to advise policy.

  2. GAIN Webinar 5 (in Spanish): Empleos Verdes en Latinoamérica: ¿Cuál es la situación y qué herramientas nos permiten avanzar hacia una Transición Justa?

    Como indica el título, la sesión pretende, primero de todo, evaluar la situación de los empleos verdes en América Latina. En segundo lugar, se proponen como herramientas para la Transición Justa (i) la metodología desarrollada por GAIN para cuantificar el efecto de políticas verdes en el empleo, y (ii) el papel de la cooperación Sur-Sur Triangular. Finalmente, el Webinar contará con un período de 10/15 minutos dedicado a preguntas y respuestas.

  3. PAGE Ministerial Conference 2019-Cape Town Action Pathways Towards 2030

    11 February 2019

    This document is the result of the discussions at the Third Ministerial Conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), hosted by the Republic of South Africa from 10 to 11 January 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference gathered over 500 participants from more than 50 countries. This document summarizes key policy messages and action pathways that are essential to advance inclusive and sustainable economies to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.