Project profile — PROBLUE - Global Program for the Blue Economy (Additional support)


IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank (44001)
2021-03-30 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (10.00%)
• America, regional (50.00%)
• Asia, regional (40.00%)


• Water And Sanitation: Waste management/disposal (14050) (65.00%)
• Fishing: Fishery development (31320) (25.00%)
• General Environmental Protection: Environmental education/training (41081) (10.00%)

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 (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• 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)


This project aims to strengthen Canadian global leadership in supporting the needs of developing countries, including small island developing states (SIDS) and coastal least developed countries (LDCs), in advancing sustainable ocean economies. Specifically, it would assist developing countries in producing sustainable ocean plans (or Blue Economy Strategies), in alignment with HLP leaders’ commitment to sustainably manage 100% of the ocean area under their national jurisdiction by 2025. PROBLUE, as a trusted and leading partner in advancing blue economies in developing countries, is well positioned to deliver this funding.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) preventing and reducing marine litter and pollution; and (2) improving the capacity of developing countries to manage their marine and coastal resources.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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