Project profile — Developing Inclusive Waste Management Economies in Asia


2020-03-12 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• South Asia, regional (20.00%)
• Far East Asia, regional (80.00%)


• Water And Sanitation: Waste management/disposal (14050) (50.00%)
• Business And Other Services: Business Development Services (25030) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to improve the economic prosperity of people working in waste management in India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, particularly women and marginalized groups. The project also seeks to prevent plastic waste from entering the oceans. Project activities include: (1) supporting the growth of innovative businesses in the waste management sector; (2) building the capacity of waste pickers and women’s organizations involved in waste management; and (3) strengthening municipal government waste management policies and plans. The project works to support the entire waste management economy, such as informal waste pickers, businesses, community organizations, and local governments.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced ability of the private sector in target countries to address challenges in waste management systems using gender responsive approaches; (2) enhanced influence of civil-society organizations, particularly those that represent women and marginalized groups, in waste management systems; and (3) enhanced ability of municipal governments to plan and coordinate effective waste management systems in ways that are gender responsive.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
19-05-2022 Disbursement $843,897
28-07-2022 Disbursement $932,297
19-10-2022 Disbursement $1,384,576
07-03-2023 Disbursement $468,333
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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