Detailed Guidance for Issuing Green Bonds in Developing Countries

Publication | December 2021

This publication provides guidance for bond issuers and their advisors on the process and key considerations for a successful green bond issuance.

  • US$23.00 (paperback)

Demand for green bonds and other sustainable finance products is increasing rapidly, and issuers are seeing an opportunity to be part of the green bond market. This publication covers all the steps required to follow best practices in labeling bonds as green. It includes examples, links to further details, and key resources for green bond issuers and their deal teams.


  • Introduction
  • About This Guidance Note
  • Identifying Green Projects, Assets, and Expenditures
  • Developing a Green Bond or Sustainable Finance Framework
  • Confirming Internal Processes and Controls
  • Reporting on Allocations and Green Credentials
  • Setting Up for Impact Reporting
  • Engaging the External Reviewer
  • Managing the External Review Process
  • Seeking Certification or Recognition
  • Media, Stakeholders, Indices, and Listings
  • Post-Issuance Reporting and Disclosure
  • Further Issuance of Labeled Instruments

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Finance sector development
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • 50
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM210521-2
  • 978-92-9269-284-1 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-285-8 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-286-5 (ebook)

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